The Lagos State government has re-opened Eko Bridge to users 15 months after it was closed for extensive repairs following a fire incident at the Apongbo section of the bridge.
The State governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, announced the development on Sunday morning after leading government officials to reopen the public facility.
Sanwo-olu, who took to his Facebook page, said the development was made possible because of hard work and collaborative efforts of the Lagos State and Federal Governments on the project.
The governor wrote: “15 months
Today, I am happy to announce that the hard work and collaboration between the Federal Government and Lagos State Government has paid off with the opening of the Eko Bridge that was closed 15 months ago in March 2022, after a tragic fire.
“The bridge was severely damaged at the Apogbon section by a fire caused by illegal trading. The intensity of the inferno weakened major components and the supporting pillars of the bridge, prompting its closure for extensive repair on the entire stretch.
“This opening brings relief and convenience to the lives of Lagos residents, making our daily commute smoother, easier and safer.
“We are committed to maintaining and reinforcing the durability of this vital infrastructure.”