Rep Idahosa: Bridge along Lagos-Benin highway a disaster waiting to happen
A federal lawmaker representing Ovia federal constituency, Dennis Idahosa has stated that the Ugbogui Bridge along the Lagos-Benin Highway in Edo is at risk of collapse.
This was made known on Sunday by the federal lawmaker while speaking with NAN on Sunday.
According to Idahosa, the section of the bridge which has caved in may result in a disaster.
Idahosa who is alos the chairman of the house committee on legislative compliance said the bridge has been abandoned to deteriorate despite the heavy traffic on the route.
“My worries are not about the traffic around the bridge but about the danger to which Nigerians who use the bridge are exposed.
“The Lagos-Benin Highway is about the busiest road in the country and I am sure you will understand why I worry about what might happen if this bridge is not fixed as soon as possible.
“From the portion that has completely caved in, one can clearly see the river and also notice the increase in vibration as motorists struggle to find their way through the narrow section that is good.
“It is a disaster waiting to happen and I am calling on the relevant government authority, the Ministry of Works through the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency to urgently address the problem,’’ Idahosa said.
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