By Oladipupo Mojeed
Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has awarded contracts for the construction of three pedestrian bridges to link four riverine communities in Ojo Local Government area of the state.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Temidayo Erinle, made the disclosure during a meeting of stakeholders held at Itogbesa.
Represented by the Director, Project Planning and Design in the Ministry, Engr. Rotimi Thomas, Erinle said the essence of the bridges, which will be fully illuminated, is to create a linkage among the four Communities of Irewe, Itogbesa, Okonudun and Erekun for easy movement especially of children who have to cross rivers before getting to their schools.
According to him, the contractor had been mobilized to ensure a speedy job and prompt delivery of the project to the communities.
“The contractors handling the Projects have also been encouraged to consider employing capable youths in the host communities within the project areas” he added.