[dropcap]S[/dropcap]equel to the congestion often experienced at Ojota Pedestrians Bridge, there is an indication that the Lagos State Government has given approval for the construction of a new pedestrian bridge.
Lagos State Ministry of Transport Commissioner, Dr Dayo Mobereola gave this hint when the unit Commander of Ojota Unit of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kehinde Hamzat paid him a courtesy call in his office at the Secretariat, Ikeja, with the purpose of discussing a joint traffic monitoring plan to reduce road carnage arising from the traffic flow pattern, especially at Ojota area of Lagos.
Hamzat complained about the continued loading and off-loading of passengers at locations that hamper free flow of traffic at Ojota, despite the existence of designated motor parks saying, ” the approval given by the State government for the construction of a new pedestrian bridge will not only enhance safety of road users, but also engender free vehicular movement.”
The Commissioner said, ” the essence of collaboration is to protect lives,” adding that, ” the joint action and synergy between agencies of the three tier of government will ensure commuters safety and assist in the realisation of the goals of each tier.”
Speaking earlier in the course of the visit, Hamzat briefed the commissioner on the situation of accidents around Ojota axis of 7up which he said were becoming rampant due to inappropriate utilisation of the two u-turns.
The Assistant Corps Commander commended the Lagos State Government for the positive impact of various constructions being undertaken to improve the flow of traffic in various locations within the state.