…As govt removes Fadeyi pedestrian bridge, lifts restriction
By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the rehabilitation and upgrade of the 5,000 capacity Onikan Stadium, near Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos Island into a 21st century sporting facility.
The stadium’s upgrade is also in line with the new Onikan-Marina Regeneration plan.
In a statement yesterday, by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde said the upgrade demonstrates the state government’s commitment to use sports as a potent tool for development and job creation; adding that the stadium, which is the oldest in Nigeria was originally built in 1930 but was last renovated in the 1980s.
As govt removes Fadeyi pedestrian bridge, lifts restriction
Meantime, the State Government has completed the removal of the dilapidated and disused steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi Bus Stop along Ikorodu Road.
The removal of the bridge was completed 24 hours ahead of schedule, and the State Government has lifted the partial restriction of movement in the Fadeyi end of the road.
The State Government had last week announced partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu Road to enable the replacement of the disused Fadeyi bridge with a new footbridge.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the State’s Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olujimi Hotonu yesterday, the government thanked Lagosians for their exceptional co-operation, which led to the completion of the removal of the disused bridge ahead of schedule.