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The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has directed the immediate closure of the Ijora-Olopa Bridge following the discovery that some miscreants have tampered with the major reinforcement elements of the deck from underneath which led to the failure of a section of the Bridge along Ijora Olopa Road, beside Water Corporation, Ijora.

President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, in furtherance of its commitment to improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure, and restoring its road network as a means to create employment and boost the economy, while responding to the aftermath of the recent flooding in the Niger Delta, has approved the sum of N260.5B as variation order for repair works and completion of various Sections of the East-West Road projects.

In pursuance of the Federal Government’s commitment to developing the nation’s road network in the six geopolitical zones, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved contracts worth N48.519 Billion for urgent repairs and special general road maintenance nationwide.

The Highway Development and Management Initiative, HDMI road project, according to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, is the largest highway concession ever undertaken on the African Continent with the potential to create 5,000 direct jobs and 200,000 indirect jobs, if successful.

The governor’s aide explained that the accident occurred after the driver of the bus involved lost control and bumped into a petrol seller along the road.

Power bike or sports bike is an extremely dangerous toy in the hands of sons and daughters of the elite. Yes it is an elite game because a power bike can cost between 2-5Million. Even second hand cost up to 700,000.

Road accidents become a recurring phenomenon in Nigeria especially during festivities such as Christmas. Numerous lives are lost while uncountable persons are injured in consequence of accidents. Accidents on our roads can be minimized if not avoided completely.