The Nigerian Federal Government has disputed that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State, South West Nigeria, is hazardous or’shaking.’
The news that the Bridge had ‘opened up’ and was’shaking’ went viral on social media.
The bridge is safe to use, according to the Federal Ministry of Works’ Director of Press and Public Relations, Boade Akinola.
The statement read in part, “The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Engineer Olukayode Popoola, has debunked insinuations making the rounds in the social media that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos has “opened up” and “shaking” and, therefore, unsafe to traffic saying the claim was both false and unfounded.
“Giving an on-the-spot report on the Bridge, the Controller, who said he just drove along the Bridge without noticing any opening or experiencing any shaking as contained in the social media report, advised members of the public, especially commuters, to ignore the insinuations as the Bridge, which is receiving regular attention along with others across the country, is safe for use.”