Road Network News #Update
Report has it that the bridge on the ever busy Mokwa-Jebba road has collapsed, this was due to the heavy rainfall that plagued the major transit route that connects Abuja to the Western parts of the country on saturday evening.
The Mokwa-Jebba road, serves as a linking road between Niger and Kwara states.
The FRSC Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem confirmed the collapse in a public meeting on sunday. He reiterated that he had earlier alerted the general public of the collapse of the Mowo Bridge, located just few walks away from the Mowo junction, an 18km from Mokwa town in Niger.
Mr. Kazeem affirmed that as a result of the collapse, vehicular traffic had affected both sides of the road and that there was no thoroughfare at the moment.
“Motorists traveling to Abuja and Lagos are advised to ply the Lokoja road, all hands are on deck to get the bridge back up and running.”
He also said, the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi had ordered the immediate deployment of more Road Safety Personnel and logistics to the alternative route to manage the anticipated rise in traffic that may occur while the road is being fixed.
“We call for caution among the motoring public while the bridge is being fixed, we regret all inconveniences but all efforts are being but in place. The bridge will be back up soon.”