The Lagos State Government has revealed that on Wednesday, there will be an open bid for potential firms that indicate interest in the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy- Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this while addressing the press. He added that it is a part of the activities outlined to mark Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s 200 days in office.
Omotoso also stated that local and international firms had express interest in the construction of the bridge. He noted that the bidding would be done at a ceremony to be hosted by the Sanwo-Olu administration.
He added that the state government had put a special focus on infrastructure, traffic management and transportation to reduce gridlock.
“I boldly state here that the THEMES agenda of the Sanwo-Olu government is on course and will be achieved. The speed of projects implementation has now increased, especially since the last 100 days.
“The government is leveraging on the private sector, which controls about 80 per cent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product. The sector is crucial in the government’s drive to bridging the infrastructure gap to build the city of our dream,” the commissioner said.
He further disclosed that “Access Bank is partnering the state government in the upgrading of roads in Oniru under PIIP arrangement. To bring relief to our people, we will be setting the process in place to construct the Fourth Mainland Bridge. Next Wednesday is the final day for the submission of expression of interest. We will be unveiling the process that will lead to the realization of the project on that day.”
Speaking on Sanwo-Olu’s 200 days in office, Omotoso said the governor had kept his electoral promises despite challenges.
In a similar development, the Lagos State Government has warned managements of event centres, religious centres, property owners, and other appealing places to desist from intensifying traffic gridlock on roads around their locations.
In a statement, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, read the riot act to these organizations. He added that all places of attraction should cease from activities that could obstruct the free flow of traffic.