The Lagos State Government has cited lack of funding as the main reason the burnt Airport Road Flyover, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos has not yet been completed.
The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor, on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, made it known that lack of fund in the coffers of the state is the main reason why the repairs of the flyover has not come to fruition.
In his words: “We have inspected the flyover, along with Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, and the Federal Controller of Works because the affected structure belongs to the Federal Government. Tests were carried out and result obtained.
“The impact of the three hours inferno was massive on the structure and you ask yourself, in that circumstance you can not explain it. The tragedy was not prepared for, there was no budget for it. So, it is hard to fund such an unforeseen occurrence. However, the inconvenience to the motoring public is being addressed. We are not unaware of the pains the public is experiencing over the continued closure.
“I assure you that the fund is being sourced for presently and as soon as it’s ready we move to site and complete on time. We implore the motoring public to be patient onnus and continue to use alternative routes for now and comply with traffic officers on road directional signs among others.”
“We are taking some samples to go and analyse before we know the structural stability, but physically, a lot of damage has been done to this pier of the bridge. The integrity is already compromised. “Yesterday the road was barricaded but in the night, some people went and removed the barricade. “We are advising that members of the public should not take the risk of using this bridge.” he added.