The Lagos State Government has completed the illumination of Third Mainland Bridge in line with the ongoing statewide “Operation Light up Lagos” project.
The illumination of the vital bridge, which is the longest of three others that connects Lagos Island to the mainland begins from the Ojodu Berger section and covers the entire sections of the 11.8km bridge.
According to a statement signed by Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, the Third Mainland Bridge constitutes an important segment of the road network in the state, as such, government cannot overlook its importance as it also serves as a connecting point to the highbrow economic pot of the state.
The commissioner further explained that the effort is to fulfill the 24/7 economy promised by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during his electioneering campaign period.
“The economy of Lagos has gone beyond the day driven transactions, as such, the night economy component should be fully developed.
“Every businessman wants to invest in a safe and secured environment. Once an investor is assured that the operating environment is safe and secured; the assurance of more investment is guaranteed”, Mr. Ayorinde said.
Other reason for “Operation Light up Lagos” project, the statement said, is geared towards promoting further collaboration with the Federal Government, which is expected to go a long way to cement a good working relationship as well as boost the economy of the state and Nigeria.
Some other areas that have been lit up under this project include, Ikorodu to Lagos Island, Ikeja, Oshodi, Victoria Island and Ikoyi, Eko Bridge, among others.