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Lagos State orders Trucks off Ojuelegba Bridge



Lagos State orders Trucks off Ojuelegba Bridge | BellaNaijaThe Lagos State Government has ordered trucks off the Ojuelegba Bridge, following the accident which took three lives.

A truck driving on the bridge had tilted to the side, spilling its contents – wood – down the bridge and onto motorists, taking three lives.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Ladi Lawanson, on Wednesday, revealed that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has been ordered to bar trucks from taking the bridge. He said:

We have a directive from His Excellency, Akinwunmi Ambode, to come here for a firsthand assessment of the unfortunate incident that happened last night where we learnt that a container carrying trailer de-strapped from the bridge and the container crushed vehicles, with some innocent people suffering varying degrees of injury and unfortunately, we lost three lives.

We have spoken to members of the community who have been in contact with us since morning and we understand that the way forward is to prevent this from happening in the future because these are three lives too many that we have lost to this incident, which is clearly avoidable.


  1. olu

    June 21, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    So they had to wait till people died. Smh

  2. Tracy Edward

    June 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Complaininer, always complaining, when will some people in Nigeria see positiv. The government is doing something good and people like you still complain. Stay positiv and be blessed. Jesus is Lord Amen. God bless Nigeria.

    • Feyi A.

      June 21, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      What good? This is the second time such an accident is happening. Do they have to wait till something tragic happens before taking the necessary and protective measures?

    • akama

      June 22, 2018 at 10:46 am

      @Tracy Edward people DIED. So forgive us if we don’t feel very positive about this new development how much more the relatives and friends of the deceased.

  3. WithoutAName

    June 21, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    @BN, don’t be misleading. Do you mean two or three. Your first two paragraphs are sending conflicting messages. Hian!

  4. JaySol

    June 22, 2018 at 5:33 am

    We don’t have to wait for disaster to happen before doing the needful. Anticipating disaster and the long term effects of an action should be a way of viewing things to forestall negative occurrences.
    If you have seen those trucks parked on Ojuelegba bridge without fear you will be scared to stay anywhere near it.

    Give it a couple of months they will be back.

    Who the back parks vehicles on a bridge? Only an unsound mind can do that or not know it’s dangerous.

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