Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


 
 

News

JUST IN: FG Reacts To Fake News Of Third Mainland Bridge Opening Up And Shaking

JUST IN: FG Reacts To Fake News Of Third Mainland Bridge Opening up And Shaking

JUST IN: FG Reacts To Fake News Of Third Mainland Bridge Opening Up And Shaking—-The Buhari Led Administration has dismissed the rumour circulating on social media that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos state has “opened up”.

TGM gathered that on Monday, a post asking motorists to take alternative routes from the Third Mainland Bridge to avoid “major disaster” appeared on WhatsApp.

Reacting to the rumour, Boade Akinola, spokesperson of the federal ministry of works, in a statement on Tuesday, said Olukayode Popoola, the federal controller of works in Lagos, drove on the bridge without noticing “any shaking” as claimed in the social media messages.

JUST IN: FG Reacts To Fake News Of Third Mainland Bridge Opening up And Shaking

“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,” the statement reads.

“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.”

This is not the first time social media will be inundated by rumour on the safety of the Third Mainland Bridge.

In 2019, the federal government debunked a similar rumour about the bridge.

In February, the federal government opened the bridge after over six months of rehabilitation works.

The 11.8km bridge is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the Mainland.

It starts from Oworonshoki, which is linked to Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and ends at Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.

Advertisement

Also Read...

News

Nigerian Olympic silver medalist, Blessing Okagbare’s six years old marriage to her husband, former Super Eagles player, Igho Otegheri has reportedly crashed.

News

Hḛrmaphrodite: Meet LABENA The Ghanaian Female Musician With Both Pɛnɨs And Vag!.na [VIDEO]—Afrobeat artiste, Lawrencia Abena Lamptey known professionally as Labena has made a...

Health

JUST IN: Japanese Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Dies Of #COVID-19---Kenzo Takada, the 81 year old first Japanese designer has died from Covid-19 related complications...

Health

HEALTH ALERT!!! NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Against Consuming Frozen Chicken And Turkey—-The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned Nigerians...