‘Social miscreants’ slow down construction as FG postpones shutdown


Third Mainland Bridge
3rd Mainland Bridge

Mr Olukayode  Popoola, the Federal Controller of Works Lagos, has lamented the disruptive activities of  ‘Area Boys’ who sometimes open the closed section of the Third Mainland Bridge to traffic to endanger the safety of motorists.

The controller told the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that their actions jeopardised the safety of road users, adding that security had been beefed up to nip the problem in the bud.

“Sometimes where we closed, Area Boys reopened to traffic especially when they notice law enforcement agents are not around.

“We had to call the Police, the FRSC to intervene because the action of the Area Boys delayed construction works for some days because safety is of importance to everybody.

“We are doing roads for human beings, so we have to be very careful. We cannot be breaking concrete when someone is driving pass. Supposing some of the element flies and breaks his head,’’ he queried.

Popoola added that the planned…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper