VIDEO: Sanwo-Olu Gives Update On Fourth Mainland Bridge Project

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday featured as a guest on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

During the one-hour-long interview, the governor gave an update on the progress made regarding the Fourth Mainland Bridge project and other critical issues affecting the state such as security, traffic, and the environment.

He noted that the state government began a campaign two weeks ago, in line with the Public-Private Partnership scheme to embark on the construction of the 37-kilometre bridge.

“It’s not just Fourth Mainland Bridge, we want to make it a ring road that would take the back of Ikorodu, come out at Agric Isawo, and now further take you to Badgary Expressway,” the governor explained.

He added, “We cannot handle it alone, let’s use private equity. We’ve advertised two weeks ago and we did that internationally to say that we have the alignment, we have the right of way for the Fourth Mainland Bridge, we have all of the biometric studies that we have done; let everybody come and play in it.”

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Although he didn’t give a specific timeframe as to when the project would begin, Governor Sanwo-Olu was confident that a good job would be delivered with the approach being taken by the state government.

He was happy that the advert has generated a lot of interest and insisted that the government would only patronise qualified contractors who meet up with its expectations.

The governor said, “The fourth Mainland Bridge, by the grace of God, we should be able to close up on the commercials by the middle of next year. We’ve given a four-week deadline… a lot of people are interested.

“We do not want to do fourth Mainland Bridge under the table or just people that we know, we want the best quality at the cheapest cost and at the closest timeframe for Lagosians.”

Governor Ambode To Commence Fourth Mainland Bridge

Governor AmbodeThe clamour for a fourth mainland bridge in Lagos to complement the existing one, is getting realistic as Governor Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday announced plans to commence the process of its construction in May.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode revealed this at a town hall meeting held for the people of Lagos East Senatorial Zone.

Governor Ambode, who highlighted key achievements in security, education, job creation and infrastructure development, also said that the Lagos State government has concluded partnership with other state governments and neighbouring countries to drive growth and development of the state.

“We reaslised that one of the ways to fast-track our economic growth is through collaborations and partnerships.

“As a result, we entered into a partnership with Kebbi State for the establishment of a commodity value chain for the production, processing and distribution of commodities such as rice, wheat, groundnut, onions and beans.

“This activity is majorly in the East Senatorial Zone.

“In the same vein, many investors have shown interest in the actualization of our dream for the fourth mainland bridge. By the special grace of God, we will sign the MoU and commence action before May 29,” the Governor said.