For Lagos to attain its maga city status as proposed by Government ,protecting the lives of pedestrains must top its agenda and be taken seriously ….
4 years after the Lagos State Government initiated the construction of 19 millennium footbridges in some areas in the Lagos metropolis under a public private partnership (PPP) the project appears to have suffered setback
only 4 and 8 on the high way out of the 19 footbridges expected to be constructed under memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) agreement with a construction firm DesignPlast Nigeria Limited more than 4yrs now
Interstingly,there are no visible sign of an preparedness on the part of the government or its partner to construct additional ones on d high ways.
Just Areas like
onipanu,palm grove ,sanya b/stop n oshodi-Apapa express way was completed months back.
According to the MoU signed in february 8,2005
Designplast is to construct the footbridges at the following designateds places
Chalie Boy Bus-Stop,Gbagada
Tin Can Island Express Way
Lagos-Abeokuta Express Way
Alfred Rewane RD
Palm Grove Bus-Stop
Oshodi-Apapa Express Way
7-Up Bus-Stop on the Lagos -Ibadan Express Way
C&S Ayo Ni,Sanya;Coconut Berliet and Ijeshatedo,Abule Egba and Alaba II Bus-Stop on Badagy Express Way
The MoU endorsed by the state Government and the firm showed that part of the contract was that after the completion of the project the company would recoup its investment in 25years from the proceeds of advertisement on the footbridges….So what is stopping SAN BRF ?