Gov Sanwo-Olu Celebrates the Reopening of Eko Bridge

Eko bridge

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is overwhelm with the opening of Eko Bridge after 15 months of closure due to tragic fire.

Gov. Sanwo-Olu made this statement at the official opening of the bridge in Lagos today and it his post reads.

Today, I am happy to announce that the hard work and collaboration between the Federal Government and Lagos State Government has paid off with the opening of the Eko Bridge that was closed 15 months ago in March 2022, after a tragic fire. 

The bridge was severely damaged at the Apogbon section by a fire caused by illegal trading. The intensity of the inferno weakened major components and the supporting pillars of the bridge, prompting its closure for extensive repair on the entire stretch.

This opening brings relief and convenience to the lives of Lagos residents, making our daily commute smoother, easier and safer.  

We are committed to maintaining and reinforcing the durability of this vital infrastructure.