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FG boosts security on Third Mainland Bridge, installs solar light, CCTV, says Umahi

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As repair works on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos near completion, the Federal Government is intensifying efforts to enhance security measures along the iconic structure.

The installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and solar lights forms a crucial component of the ongoing repair project, aimed at bolstering safety and combating crime in the vicinity.

The Third Mainland Bridge, one of Africa’s longest bridges, has been undergoing extensive repairs, causing significant disruptions for motorists and commuters.

However, Works Minister David Umahi revealed that the imminent reopening of the bridge would coincide with enhanced security features designed to address various challenges plaguing the area.

Umahi emphasised the importance of comprehensive rehabilitation efforts, particularly focusing on the bridge deck.

With nearly 99% of the project completed, additional work is underway to install solar lights and deploy CCTV surveillance systems, both atop and beneath the bridge.

This strategic measure aims to deter criminal activities, including illegal mining operations that have encroached upon the bridge’s vicinity.

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Addressing the significance of these security enhancements, Umahi underscored President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to tackling prevailing issues, expressing confidence in his potential re-election in 2027.

Citing divine intervention, Umahi hailed the administration’s transformative agenda, attributing its success to divine guidance and inspiration.

Asserting the administration’s mandate to restore Nigeria’s prosperity and sovereignty, Umahi emphasised the pivotal role of collective support in realising the government’s objectives.

He highlighted the administration’s dedication to rectifying past shortcomings and empowering citizens to reclaim ownership of their nation’s destiny.

The government’s proactive measures at the Third Mainland Bridge underscore a broader commitment to infrastructure development and public safety.

As the nation navigates through various challenges, initiatives aimed at fortifying critical infrastructure and fostering a secure environment remain paramount for sustainable growth and societal well-being.

With the completion of repair works and the implementation of enhanced security measures, the Third Mainland Bridge is poised to resume its pivotal role in facilitating seamless connectivity and economic vitality in Lagos and beyond.

The government’s proactive stance reflects a concerted effort to uphold public trust and ensure the nation’s progress towards a brighter future.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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