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Monday, April 29, 2013

Governor Fashola builds first suspension bridge in Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde has finished building the first suspension bridge in Nigeria. The 1.358km bridge, which will link Ikoyi (Alexander Street) to Lekki (Admiralty Way), cost about N29 billion to build and a toll will be collected to recoup the investment. The link bridge was built by Julius Berger.

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Anonymous said...

Good but must they collect tolls for every construction project? Like they are doing Lagosians a favour by providing amenities. This toll will be for what duration?? Forever perhaps?

Anonymous said...

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Oluwabukola said...

Thanks to fashola... lagos state is becoming good everyday.

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Anonymous said...

Fashola 4 president 2015 .we need a visionary president come 2015 not this we are ontop the situation man and not has change.sholess visionless man just park ur load and leave aso villa for fashola come 2015.

Anonymous said...

wooooow osheyyyyy Thank you LORD! let traffic reduce small

Anonymous said...

Fashola is working......Eko oni gbaje!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love dis man, he's doin his work but hin D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣ 4ck up sumtime

Anonymous said...

You should see this bridge at night. When the lights are on, its so beautiful and well built. Cant wait for it to be open. Don't mind paying toll, would really ease the traffic congestion on Ozumba Mbadiwe

Anonymous said...

What dirty investment and which kain yeye toll be that sick and tired of this government, they provide you with basic amenities and the citizens pay for it. God is watching

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Eko for show.
always setting d pace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Plz sir , come and teach T A Orji how a state should b governed...

chimka melvis said...

thank you sir

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

Aroh Lyna said...

i wish he bcom president 1day lyk lagos nigeria wud av hope of bcomin beta

olori Baruwa said...

Nice work gov BRF,Eko o ni baje o.

Anonymous said...

Y ikoyi to lekki....y not oshodi to ikorodu.....good job sha...*Ade sleek*

Anonymous said...

I love this Governor much.....a good leader he is. Love u Gov Fash wish I culd gv him a hot kiss..Ms Posh.

BLOGLORD said...

29 billion! whao!

naijatechie said...

well, it's not really a suspension bridge per se......just made to look like one.

Anonymous said...

Since they finished dis bridge. Na today? Passed there severally but in a JB car as its not open to the public yet.

Anonymous said...

May God neva stop blessing governor fashola.AMEN

Aboki said...

Linda correct ur grammar, Is not suspension bridge bt SUSPENDED BRIDGE..
Tnk me later

Nsikan Idung said...

Toll gate---BIKES--1k
Buses--2k
Private vehicles--3k
Trailers--20k
Bicycles--5h##lagosians...b ready!

Anonymous said...

he's done well

Nelly said...

Good stuff Fashola, thumbs up!

Anonymous said...

This is pure wickedness and greed. Kmt

NUEL said...

Hian!! Must he collect toll for this again??

Anonymous said...

Awesome Dude! Way 2 go buddy. Can pls be the next president??

Anonymous said...

Aunty Linda pls try to update comments as it comes. It is VERY frustrating to wait all day just to read comments and stressful to read 100 plus comments at once and it takes away the ability to reply comments which is one of the reason the comment section is interesting.
P.S. like I said before I think u are dating someone now that's why u don't have time. Abi Na lie I lie?

chinedu onyibe-akenzua said...

I am proud to be a lagosian, My governor is working, Lagos is working...Other governors should come and borrow this manual on governance. Eko o ni baje

Anonymous said...

29billion wattttt???????? Jesuuuu won ti gba wa oooo!!!!

Anonymous said...

Julius Berger built it and Lagosians paid for it.

Anonymous said...

Kudos mai governor! Gd work...God bless ur work

arinze egbuna said...

A welcome development and yet another additional monumental beauty in lagos state...
I just hope its toll gate billing won't spread ass cheek and ram cock inside....

The S -Files said...

Yh, they"re saying 500 naira each time...each direction. Let's face it, its for Parkview people to go hang at Lekki 1 people's cribs.

Anonymous said...

Eko oni baje oooooo. Oga Fash u get mouth *Bami*

Anonymous said...

Nice

PRINCE CHILLY said...

baba is working

Anonymous said...

Sensible man...
Not dis amechi n' his stupid monorail.
We need good roads n' bridges not f**king rails dat won't be properly maintained by future administrators.


J.

Maureen Uhama said...

Nice one!

Anonymous said...

Very good of him. Those tolls that will never stop collecting money even though they've collected more than the amount

Anonymous said...

Wow dis is lovely. Chai linda thank u Oo°˚˚˚°! I for no no say na suspension bridge dem dey call am. Chai to live for bush no good Oo°˚˚˚°! Lol. Gov fashola weldone Oh jawe!!!

griffin said...

The court injunction on the bridge don clear out

Anonymous said...

Are u serious?... Good one then.

griffin said...

The court injunction on the bridge don clear out

Anonymous said...

Post comments on previous posts first br new gist...winch winch

griffin said...

The court injunction on the bridge don clear out

griffin said...

The court injunction on the bridge don clear out

spanish falzz said...

dis is how its ment 2 be....beta man....limda oyaaaa ooo...1st 2 comment

lloyd oliver said...

Wonderful! This will definitely reduce the horendious traffic on the Lekki Epe expressway.Keep it up Mr fashola.

Anonymous said...

good for lagosians, abeg next tory @ linda

adewale a said...

Laudable achievement but collection of tolls on all Lagos state govt constructed roads is a worrying development. The citizens deserves basic amenities such as good roads and all other basic infrastructures.

Ace Bentley said...

Lekki pple dey avoid the bridge cos of toll....

Already there ar tolls on the lekki Ajah xpress way now to the north is anoda!

Very soon there will be a toll gate infront of every house.

*****PRINCE PAUL***** said...

...a toll wil be collected. Fash must be high wit alomo bitters to incriz our pains.#hiss in yoruba lang#

Anonymous said...

yeah.....he is doin a great job, nt only fr lagos bt fr Nigeria as whole....a job well done i must commend...eko oni baje

Anonymous said...

29b naira just for a bridge. Will the bridge teleport someone to and from work ni abi will it serve 3 square meals. Oga o

olisa said...

Way to go,post-modern leader!

Anonymous said...

I don't live in lagos ,but all I can say is whenever I go to lagos nowadays , I say a prayer for him . Sadly the stress is showing in his hair

Kunle Kujebe said...

Nigerian WONDERRR!!! The guy is just awesome and very proactive in his delivery of dividend of democracy. But always at a cost.

Anonymous said...

If na federal govt the bridge would have cost 29 trillion naira...awon ole!

albertowilliams said...

linda ure wrong it is the second suspension bridge in nigeria the first is adomi bridge over river volta

Anonymous said...

N29 billion!!!?? Thats too much money for a mere 1.3km concrete bridge.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS MAN! GOD BLESS THIS MAN! EKO WILL NOT BAJE

Jude said...

Linda u dont have gist yet, is this news or propaganda?

pavour said...

Congrats sir. What a great achievement.

africanlady said...

If he wants 2 come out 4 third term, I ll vote him in2 power.... God bless Gov.Fashola

shyla said...

Heard the matter is in court on this issue of toll collection. Lagos residents ( within these areas or so) took Lagos state to court over this issue as they dont understand why there should be another toll collection point on this bridge. And i think till the matter is sorted out, they are not to collect toll fees. No be small traffic this bridge go cause if toll is collected here sha.

Anonymous said...

Fashola is working and lagos is moving forward. Shows a man who knows his onions. We need people like him in our government. Kudos to you sir.

Anonymous said...

I so much love this man,which I was his dota,lols,I love ma daddy ooo.

Anonymous said...

God bless Fashola, God bless Julius Berger.... Fø̲̣̣я̅ work well done.

sQo said...

It is Lagos state that built the bridge, not Mr Fashola. don't make it look like he dropped his own cash.

ps: make no mistake, fash baba is my hero

ifyojoh said...

This is not the first suspension bridge in Nigeria. ‎​what engineering fact do you-Linda have to support this claim?

Anonymous said...

Gud work sir,e ku ise sir. Eko o ni baaji ooooo

kolade said...

Great news

Anonymous said...

This is the kind of man Nigeria needs...

Anonymous said...

Wow! I like,well done my gov..may God bless nd kip u*less traffic*

Constitution said...

Fashola for president

Constitution said...

fashola good job, now ur next life saving situation is ikotun. The people there need serious road help. Linda good job.

Constitution said...

Hope Other governors are learning, including our OLODO president.

Anonymous said...

Idiot, enemy of progress... Wat were they suppose to use, instead of saying congrat, u re there saying the money is too much #longhiss#// ride on jawe fash more grease to ur elbow plus linda post this comment ooo
Crystal say so....

temmie said...

Fashola is working, LIRS tax collection money @work........eko oni baje.....o baje tii..... God bless u Gov. Fashola

Anonymous said...

Every leader have their own flaws, but u can just extoll him 4 d amnt of good projects that's been completed under his administration so far

Anonymous said...

One word-'WOW'

brandy said...

Wish he ll b FCT minister 1day. Don't know wots dis Abj leaders r doing mitchewwww

Anonymous said...

What do you really want? A governor that used the state funds to provide social amenities even though you got to pay for it or the one looting the state funds with nothing tangible to show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Imagine make fashola become president! Nigeria will changeeeeeeeeee! Az in...I just dey imagine!

Anonymous said...

His legacy will live on for centuries. His generations will all benefit from the work he is doing today. If every leader at every level had a ounce of his drive and vision Nigeria would be a country that others would use as their blueprint.

Alicia says... said...

That's how functioning societies work sweetie. Even here they collect toll on brushes. The money is used to reimburse and maintain the bridge. Aren't you the same people that complain about Nigeria's lack of maintenance culture?
I'm sure if they started collecting toll for the Onitsha bridge it wouldn't look the way it does. It literally looks as if it'll collapse any day

Anonymous said...

Fashola for president and Dora Akunyili his Vice President come 2015. Match 2 of them together, Nigeria will turn around in 6 months.

Alicia says... said...

There is no pleasing some people. Reason with your head

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are gullible!!! In the country of the blind, one-eye man is surely the King. It is only in Nigeria that taxpayer monies are used to provide amenities and they are asked to pay again for the amenities.

Anonymous said...

ME I DONT SEE HOW FASHOLA IS WORKING. HES USING LEKKI TO DO BUSINESS DEAL AND ALL YEE ODES OF THE WORLD STEADY PRAISING HIM. ITS YOUR KIND THAT THEY WOULD STEAL FROM WHILE YOU ARE WIDE AWAKE. OPEN YOUR EYES AND STOP BEING DECIEVED BY THIS USELESS GOVERNMENT.my only prayer is that as fashola and his goons are stealing from we lekki people. may the devil be stealing from his childrens destiny. me i dont know how it makes sense that there would be two toll gates getting into lekki.... im sure they would come and tell us 500naira or 1000naira.... and no one should tell me that oniru is an alternative route cause that road is nothing compared to what we had before their so called concession. lekki was so much better 10years ago.

Anonymous said...

ME I DONT KNOW HOW FASHOLA IS WORKING. GROWING UP WE WERE TAUGHT THAT ROADS ARE NORMAL SOCIAL AMENITIES. SO I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW ONE HAS TO PAY TOLL TO GET INTO LEKKI. NO ONE SHOULD EVEN TELL ME THAT THERES AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE CAUSE THAT ROAD IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT WE HAD IN THE PAST. FASHOLA IS JUST USING LEKKI PEOPLE FOR BUSINESS. AFTERALL WE ARE THE RICH AND FAMOUS SHEBI(CAUSE MY FATHER DOESNT WORK FOR HIS MONEY). THE REALITY IS THIS WHETHER YOU STEAL FROM THE RICH OR THE POOR. GOD WOULD STILL PUNISH YOU AND YOU ARE STILL A THIEF. MY ONLY PRAYER IS THAT AS FASHOLA AND HIS GOONS ARE STEALING FROM WE LEKKI PEOPLE MAY THE DEVIL CONTINUE TO STEAL FROM HIS CHILDRENS DESTINY. BECAUSE MY OWN FATHER IS WORKING FOR HIS MONEY SO I SEE NO REASON WHY SOMEONE ELSES FATHER SHOULD COME AND BE STEALING IT. OSHI RUBBISH OF LIFE.GOD PUNISH YOU FOREVER FASHOLA... I WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. CAUSE I ACTUALLY BELIEVED HE WAS A MAN OF INTEGRITY. BUT I GUESS HE HAD US ALL FOOLED. 29 BILLION FOR BRIDGE. DRAIN US FINISH O DRAIN US....

Anonymous said...

mumus of life saying fashola for president... you would only move to ghana after he collects all your taxes and still makes you pay to enter your house...the village sef would not be a safe haven for you. so think properly. Goodluck may be a fool though thats only because hes foolish. he has dullards as his advisors and he has an illetrate wife but fashola. he would use nigeria to do business

Anonymous said...

its only the mainlanders that would open their useless mouth and say fashola for president. eyin alayi ronu. you cannot see what hes doing on the island shebi. let him be your president and your eye would shine. its only Nigerian that one can steal from with them being wide awake

Anonymous said...

young lady he cant make it oshodi to ikoruodu now. cause he knows that would be like stealing from beggers and hes so much of a decent man that he steals only from the rich. besides can oshodi people pay 2k to pass bridge? dont lie o

THEONLYONEWITHSENSE said...

THE REASON WHY THIS COUNTRY DOESNT MOVE FORWARD IS BECAUSE WE AS CITIZENS DONT KNOW OUR RIGHTS!!!!
its so disgusting how people here are saying Fashola is working. what work is he doing. are you so blind that you cant see this as a business opportunity for him and his goons. we have a right to good roads. we shouldnt be paying taxes and still paying tolls on all roads leading to one area. its stupid and isnt done anywhere in thsi world. NIGERIA CAN NEVER MOVE FORWARD IF WE DO NOT HAVE GREAT EXPECTATIONS OF OUR LEADERS.asin wtf is all of this. fashola for president... God forbid. because he built two toll gates to one area.... even an illetrate is suppose to see this as a scam and people who have access to the internet are here praising him. how embarrassing is this country and its citizens. theres no need praying for this country cause if the citizens cannot expect the best and dont believe they deserve the best they would never get the best. thats simply how life is. how old am i and i already know this. FASHOLA AS FOR YOU GOD WOULD JUDGE YOU AND ALL YOUR GOONS.

Anonymous said...

Shebi he will soon deploy his so called lagos traffic officers to go and be harrasing ppl there. Beter to swim the lagoon than to go for a 5mins drive in lagos.mtchewwww!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same. SMH

Anonymous said...

Yaay.. big deal!!!! First suspension bridge in nigeria.. he should focus on more important issues.. I just hope this isnt a death trap..

Anonymous said...

we pay tax,pay toll again,lagos is becoming unbearable o...i'm going back to ondo state

Anonymous said...

Eh kwara don suffe

Anonymous said...

PDP for show Foshola for president

Anonymous said...

Great job by fashola. Eko oni baje o

Anonymous said...

Linda babe, i don dey hear dis your dating gist small small, you better come out come tell u who the person be, cos, now its LIBs readers turn to follow you bomber to bomber.

Anonymous said...

Fashola is working;Eko oni ba je Oº°˚˚°º .

Harmony jacksy said...

Good job Fashola....One thing i admire abt ds dude iz d way he raises fund ie Internal revenue.I pray d next administratn doesn't destroy all you've built.God bless Lagos.

Anonymous said...

Imagine!!!29 billion naira to build a bridge from lekki to ikoyi?? Did they use gold to build it?

Anonymous said...

Proud to be what! U nor see ur name abi dem count lagosians dem no complete? Abegi go back to ya village and stop laying claims to what aint urs!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Nice one!

odobo grace said...

Na I'm be say boko haram go use thunder and lightening this time around

Pat Alex said...

Lawyers representing. Very job.

odobo grace said...

Sharrrrap!
Look @ dis igbo boi, claiming to be a lagosian!
Berra tell ur igbo gov to try like this man. Same goes to my gov, oshiobaba!

Anonymous said...

Good but the toll part makes it uninteresting

Anonymous said...

what abt a pedestrian bridge for people living in ipaja axis. Is it not overdue? This is not a suspended bridge so dont be fooled.

Anonymous said...

Boo! Boo the toll. Should be less. Let it take longer to recoup the costs. Should have thought of the people in planning. Thumbs up on the bridge though.

Anonymous said...

this is how it shuld be...governors like T.A orji only make themselves relevant on AIT...every day d newsflah must carry sumfin said by him....buh no evidence of things done by him,imagine a gov. Hu was stoned with pure water in aba....damn piece of shit govenor orji....thumbs up Fashola....acn has u 4 presido#dats if u guys discontinue 4rm una merger shit

Anonymous said...

Lmao,tru tok tho

Anonymous said...

Bia linda, no make me vex for you oooo.a bridge built with tax payers money and they want to tll by 500 per crossibg is wat you are here preaching abi? Its good he built it but must we surffer for every little thing positive they contribute? If you like post. My cooment.

Mimi

Shehu Lawal said...

its this simple after paying our tax we get to pay toll for good roads, sounds stupid to me..well we cant stop the corruption so we join them since we cant beat them..naij can never change.. let us have good roads everywhere in lagos and have toll gates all around lagos ..totally stupid

Anonymous said...

Its the tax payers money, why should dey pay tolls to access their right? Nigerians wake up, this is extortion of d highest order

Anonymous said...

nice one....but must they collect toll on every road in Lekki?....what do they use our tax for?

Anonymous said...

Not to sound like 'know it all' but this strictly speaking is not called a suspension bridge, it's called a cable-stayed bridge. Slight difference, just pointing that out lol

Anonymous said...

Nice ....delta state governor is still sleeping , Asaba is like a village .hiss*

cynthia said...

true talk... d traffic along ikorodu rd is killing... he shud try do something abt that too.... nice job tho

Anonymous said...

You will be so shocked if fashola is president!! U will be paying toll fee to even step into your car!if them build roads, you pay for using the roads like its not a basic amenity for the people.

Anonymous said...

Lmao..... u cracked me up.... Thought I was d only one that saw the 29bill... Thank you Fashola but God is watching u all on 3D

WellUninspired said...

lindiwe we have been looking at this bridge for over a year now... what we want to know is when will they OPEN IT!

Anonymous said...

Bia this bridge matta is in court na how can someone pay 500 naira e try to build am but paying dat amount is ridiculous
Biols

Anonymous said...

29billion to make d reich more comfortable. The rich are getting richer right? What happened to 29billion to renovate schools, hospitals, and the rest. He's done well tho, congrats to him

Anonymous said...

for all u ignorant people dt do not know anything about financial matters..sometimes d government contracts this kinds of operations out with d agreement dt the contractors can get their money back is thru the toll for a specified amount of yrs..n it rily doesnt matter that fashola did not 'build' the toll or dt lagosians r gonna pay the fact is dt he is d visionary behind it and without his commitment this would have never happened. so think about dt before u talk your shit. at least he is doing something. and pls its nt by force to pass the bridge. we nigerians r always so quick to critize without looking inwards at ourselves. tosin.

Anonymous said...

why toll gate??definitely lagosians are paying for the construction of the bridge which is not suppose to be,,tho it a good idea but this is not how it works in abroad government should stop exhausting from people living below $1 a day.#29 billion for 1.3km bridge am confused how many are we in Nigeria???so if we want to construct 5 of the bridge in lagos hope we not gonna go bankrupt in lagos

Anonymous said...

That bridge is the most useless one in the world
It will destroy lekki phase one as an estate and also destroy ikoyi bourdillon road completely and it's environ by causing chaotic traffic like there is on awolowo road.
The bridge should have been done to go to third mainland bridge near yaba so commuters can by pass ikoyi and Victoria island thus reducing congestion in this areas but fashola and his cohorts decided to steal public funds and fool local Lagos residents as usual.
Tinubu has stopped him from opening it for now and when he does you will see the chaos.lagosians wake up.

Anonymous said...

so what happen's to tax payed by lagosians?. you collect huge tax from lagosians in the name of using the money to do projects for them, after the project, you turn around to collect toll. only in nigeria you collect toll on a bridge.

Anonymous said...

G̶̲̥̅̊♥̸̨♥̸̨D̶̲̥̅̊ job Fashola n God bless u.Pls continue wit ur G̶̲̥̅̊♥̸̨♥̸̨D̶̲̥̅̊ work for Lagosian n don't listen to d noise i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ d market joo Baba.Stay bless

Anonymous said...

That bridge is not a suspened bridge in any form...na aethetics..google and see what they call suspended gbridges..down south south we have had bailey suspended bridges built by the oil companies ain the 50s upwards and railway bridges also suspended built i the colonial era.

Anonymous said...

It's not a suspension bridge, get the facts right and visit that place in Lekki-Ikoyi when you can. Those slings you see don't make it a suspension bridge.

(Engineering / Civil Engineering) a bridge that has a deck suspended by cables or rods from other cables or chains that hang between two towers and are anchored at both ends

Anonymous said...

Stop being ignorant. If you go to london and drive thru Dartford you pay toll fee. If you go westend you pay for congestion. Even in toronto, you pay per km on the 406. So its no biggie as long as the funds are being used apropriately. Let's stop being hypocrites, when we go to other countries we do things appropriately but when introduced here we complain bitterly yet we wish for Nigeria to be like the so called oyibo countries. Pay tax, wahala, pay for toll na war. Is it not money dt is being used for d so called infastructure? If we find some1 who is ready to do d same, let's support him en hope the govt after continues this legacy en not divert the funds. Every penny u make abroad goes back into d system whether u like it or not. So be thankful for what you have here no matter how bad it is.

Anonymous said...

I 2nd that, Fashola for president 2015

Anonymous said...

What will this do to our security in Lekki phase 1? Not after paying 5 m as rent we will come and face the inconvenience of having a lot of traffic within the estate as well please I think this should be considered and sorted out before the bridge is opened. Sundays are usually hectic when churches close,it is one off and bearable since it is just for a couple of hours. I wonder what will happen when on a daily basis people try to assess this bridge from Lekki Phase 1 Estate.A bit worrisome.

Anonymous said...

Toll are ok,government need to recoup funds for other projects and hei,how else does Lagos State generate funds? Lets be reasonable and see with Governor Fashola that is giving his best to brush up this state. But I agree,what happens to Phase 1 residents? This bridge is right inside the estate,how will they be protected from the noise,traffic and even exposure to people who generally have no business inside the estate?

Anonymous said...

My name is Dankogi. Either they collect toll fees or not tell the Governor of your state to go and construct same in your state. Stop complaining. Mr FASHOLA God will reward you for the good work you are doing.

SisiTiti said...

You people that are complaining about the tolls are FOOLS,illiterates,how would we grow when no one wants to contribute,I know lagos has its allocations from the federal govt.but uncle Fash is human he has to take some,and if we pay for the bridge its not a big deal Taxes are paid in every developed country so things can move on well.I think we should be concerned with the duration... Uncle Fash for President !!!

Anonymous said...

he 1.358km bridge, which will link Ikoyi (Alexander Street) to Lekki (Admiralty Way), cost about N29 billion?
Fashola u be thief

9jadeltapikin... said...

Naijadeltapikin... Must D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ collect money ni for evry infrastructure D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ provide that Ȋ̊§ not α̲̅πϑ now tax payers money dem take build Ooº°˚˚°ºoo not ℓi̶̲̥̅ke̶̲̥̅ t Ȋ̊§ their persoal money α̲̅πϑ U̶̲̥̅̊ Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ still charging, fashola o ga Ooº°˚˚°ºoo LIRS o ni ba je Ooº°˚˚°ºoo Eko o deni baje Ooº°˚˚°ºoo make una treat us well 4 ds lagos na fashola n co.

Anonymous said...

Over 80% of Lagos residents will not benefit from this.. Like he said, Lagos is a megacity for the rich and affluent, and he is a governor of such.. If e pain you and you can't meet up, kindly move to a cheaper town/state or better still your village!! Eko oni bake!

MEKA said...

Someone linda U̶̲̥̅̊ especially,should raise the TRUTH,since U̶̲̥̅̊ hav a high group of readers,someone close to the govnor will read and let him know dat d ppl are not happy and dey are not naïve...Why should he introduce tolls 2 recoup?if he says for maintenance,its understandable,to an extent evn at dat,d ppl payed 4 d bridge already by deir task,did d 29 billion come from fashola's pocket?d task d ppl pay should b used for all dese tins,and not double taxing dem by tolls.i'lld hav said yes tolls will b used 2 maintain d bridge,but dis is nigeria,d tolls wil go 2 private pockets and wen d bridge needs maintenance,money wil stil b taken from d states budget,so its d same tin is dey dnt collect tolls. These are d tins U̶̲̥̅̊ media ppl are supposed to b doin,askin the govt questions wen deir supposed policies are anti-ppl

MY TURN said...

This issue is in court.... Fashola is trying no doubt but keeps putting the cart before the horse. Years ago the government promised a toll free route that would run round the state before a toll gate into lekki but they did the toll first and forced people to pay.Now this bridge which i hear we would pay 500 naira for. I live in ikoyi i doubt I'll use this bridge its a good initiative but with horrible consequences. i PRAY FOR THE FIRST TIME justice for the people prevails.

Anonymous said...

U be real Aboki! It is called Suspension bridge. Suspended Nikonkon, Now apologise to mis linda

Anonymous said...

HOW ABT BUILDING MORE BRIDGES FROM THE ISLAND TO THE MAINLAND...THIS WILL EASE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC

MISS TEE said...

Abeg which one be suspended abi suspension bridge again oo? ..I be omo oko o

Nonya said...

See all of una dey complain. If to say the man no do am now, bigger complain. Nor be by force to pass the road. If you can't afford it, don't freaking use it. Do you think government has one bottomless pit of money to carry out all projects?

Alicia says... said...

*bridges

Anonymous said...

when are they gonna commission the bridge sef, weve been waiting for months.but its really a beautiful bridge, best view is from ticklebay family playground!

Alicia says... said...

Stop complaining.that's how functioning societies work. How do you expect them to get money to maintain the bridge? Its not cheap!

Alicia says... said...

You clearly haven't left the shores of Nigeria

dejpek said...

It's not the first suspension bridge in Nigeria get your fact right.

Anonymous said...

Tuale to the governor

Anonymous said...

For all those of you thanking God and hailing Fashola thinking it would reduce traffic along Ozumba on week days. You are joking!!
I live in Lekki. The toll is N500 per trip! So to go through it, you would pay N1000 per trip.
The bridge is not for everybody. Its strictly for the lekki/ikoyi rich folks to ease movement. More so, Making the toll 120 like the current one would totally mess up the lekki, ikoyi environ and turn it to public highway which it is not meant to be.

A lawyer already filed a law suit against LASG as per the toll fees. I hope he does not succeed.

S.T.W said...

Abeg Alicia thank you oh.help ♍ε̲̣ tell dem.na only τ̣ђё bad wey person do una dey rem,none of u rem τ̣ђё good dat road is to us dat lives in ajah.τ̣ђё annoying part is i am so sure τ̣ђё pple complaining r τ̣ђё ones dat dnt pay tax.τ̣ђё road was good 10yrs ago indeed,y u no do rentaghost go bk 10yrs go sleep for τ̣ђё road.Una no happy abt τ̣ђё ova 300pple wey don get job bcos of τ̣ђё τ̣ђё toll gate wey em build.i guess una for prefare make una mechanic dey chop τ̣ђё money instead of pple wey τ̣ђё money dey pay dia salary.Una for park una car for hse enta Canoe na or buy bicycle dey drive.bt if na to go club pop bottle 5tims τ̣ђё market price una go happily do am.Bad belle pple.bsids sef no b must to go out pay τ̣ђё toll,una fit jst sidon for hse..Fashola thank you jare,may God continue to bless n strenghten u.
Bia linda beta post dis comment.

Anonymous said...

Please don't be fooled nigerians get your facts right....Firstly, the first suspension bridge was built in the 15th century so why is it such a celebration in nigeria? Secondly, the so-called suspension bridge is not truthfully a suspension bridge as it still has support directly built into the water. Please Linda check your definition of a suspension bridge before printing such...do not miseducate the ignorant!
Make sure you publish this or i'll know you're fake!

Anonymous said...

Bros u need to buy brighter grammar am sure it will help u,u can tnk me l8r.

Anonymous said...

A visionary leader! Eko Oni baje!
I wish we could have a president and just 20 governors like BRF.We need change.....

Anonymous said...

Tax Payers Money.How Best Would they Justify their spending if not with such high capital projects....Nijaaaaa....Nice One Fashola,we should catch-up for Drinks later...U know where.

Anonymous said...

Lagosians are too daft...A 1.35km Bridge costing N29BN Hmmmmm na wah oh" EFCC Should investigate this deal with Julius Berger that is fraud of the highest order.In a good Country were there's accountability that money will build at least 7 of that same bridge. I wish FELA was still alive that is Massive Stealing in Goverment.

Jade8221 said...

Na wa Fashola na God go bless you.
Why can't we have good governors like this in other states. Instead they embezzle money....
God please bring more people like him to other parts of Nigeria...I have never lived in Lagos only visited but since he become governor only good things you hear....He is a good man!

Anonymous said...

Lagosians are too daft...A 1.35km Bridge costing N29BN Hmmmmm na wah oh" EFCC Should investigate this deal with Julius Berger that is fraud of the highest order.In a good Country were there's accountability that money will build at least 7 of that same bridge. I wish FELA was still alive that is Massive Stealing in Goverment.

Anonymous said...

Lagosians are too daft...A 1.35km Bridge costing N29BN Hmmmmm na wah oh" EFCC Should investigate this deal with Julius Berger that is fraud of the highest order.In a good Country were there's accountability that money will build at least 7 of that same bridge. I wish FELA was still alive that is Massive Stealing in Goverment.

Anonymous said...

Something must be wrong somewhere with this news. How can a bridge that spans admiralty way and ikoyi be 1,378km. A bridge that long will be like from ikoyi to accra, ghana.

saint phonsz said...

odobo grace,you're such a fool.if you're born and raised in California, you are Californian,regardless of your Parent's State of origin,same goes to a person born and raised in Lagos.

Anonymous said...

It's NOT a suspended bridge! The design is merely aesthetic.
LIB please get your facts right.

Anonymous said...

Why are nigerians always negative and always complainning. This guy is doing a fantastic job. Are you kidding me.

Anonymous said...

baba ni governor..eko oni baje o.....fashola for president

Anonymous said...

N29 billion for a 1.358km bridge is mind boggling!

Omotayo said...

Gov Fashola, plssssssssss fix ipaja/ayobo road oooooooooo

Omotayo said...

Na wa o, I don't get the reason we should hail a gov who is providing basic amenities for citizens with tax payers money... Heloooo, am sure you guys will soon start cursing him cos of the toll rates. Cars are gonna be paying N500.00 for the toll... Oya make UBA begin hail looters. Smh

Anonymous said...

These are the kind of things I like to hear about our leaders. Weldone Sir.

Anonymous said...

wonder what we pay such high tax for. heard the toll is 1k.

Rama said...

Even the 2 km steel golden gate bridge was built for $35 million Using over $190 million for 1.3 km concrete(concrete is suppose to be cheaper than steel). is a criminal act.

Chukwuemeka Ezeaku said...

What one man that has a passion 4 the growth of his state can do.What has never being done in the history of Nigeria. Thumbs Up to Fashola

Anonymous said...

This is not a suspension bridge. This type is called a cable-stay bridge. Thank me for d correction linda. Ifedili

Anonymous said...

Come 2015 Fashola for president and Rotimi Amaechi for vice president.they have something to show.

Anonymous said...

I bet u don't pay tax

Anonymous said...

I learnt the toll is gonna be 500 naira. Thats pure rubbish oh.The bridge deserves a toll to be collected, but 500 naira?????

The Earl of Banana Island said...

This guy fash'ole plays to d gallery a whole lot,he's a bloody hypocrite and a big thief.Nothing stays hidden forever under d sun.

Anonymous said...

It is suspension bridge not suspended.

Anonymous said...

Most of the Yoruba that crowd and congest Lagos aren't from there either. They come from their slums in Oyo, Ondo, Osun, etc. so how many Lagosians are actually truly indigenous to the state? Probably less than 10%. So shut up claiming Lagos state when you know your father's land looks like a pit latrine. That's if you guys aren't still shitting in the bushes and in your backyards

Anonymous said...

Absolute Nonsense!!!!!! Spent all that funds on on bridge! Fashola has lost it because of all the praises every one gives to him! how about fixing other roads!!!!!!! Linda please just one day ask people to take picture of bad road in 9ja! you'll be amaze of the horrid sight! e.g. AGO PALACE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eleojo martin opaluwa said...

another thieving "project" . we should not beat the drums for people who steal our collective wealth in the guise of so called projects. fashola and tinubu are milking lagos through overestimated projects that do not make life better for 99% of lagosians. how long naija? how long? must we continue to make our lil money everyday , mind our businesses and go back home after hours in traffic , put on the generator and same thing goes on the next day forever? we cant all be cowed for eternity.

Anonymous said...

Will molue pass on top of this...Eroh

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 9.08am, its highway 407 in toronto

Slim Tenbillion said...

#29billion for bridge construction? Hmmmmmmm
Fashola wetin you go do again when you kown how boko Boys they behave this days.it is God that's gonna help those using that route because boko boys can strike at any time so lagosian make una deY alerT O.

Trust Boko boys that's going to be their next target. NA thundeR and Lighting them go take divide the bridge into two part. One for lekki people, the other part for fashola.

Anonymous said...

The project for building the bridge is under the BOT arrangement (Build Operate and Transfer) lagos state government didn't pay a penny for the construction of the bridge JB funded it. So they need to collect their money back and also make profit from it, thats the way it works. Won't be surprise if its a 30yrs contract anyways.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 9.08. Very well said.

Anonymous said...

I agree with toll gate issues. I dont think they are good for nigeria if it will create more traffic...we are in 2013..let people pay a road tax in lagos or Nigeria.. the roads can't be built without monies and I am sure federal govt. doesnt give enuff to the states already. it's simple let people pay ROAD TAX per year/6months and use that money to fund the roads. That way no toll gates within lagos and quick building of roads... the issue might be implementing and enforcing because alot of stuff in NIgeria aren't digitized yet!

femicavan said...

this is fantastic, but could that money not have been spent on on all our primary school in Lagos state,where the roof are falling off and the building cranking ,No materials for our children's to learn properly. this people are doing project where the private company they set up and partners to Lagos State project, thereby inflating contracts, and stealing the state money for their own benefit and ordinary people will continue living in ex-stream poverty. Gov, Fashola we are not fools.

John Takon said...

Well-done sir.

@lorel204 said...

thumbs up BRF
at least he can try and concentrate on the lagos- badagry way road... that road has taken ages and needs attention asap+-

@lorel204 said...

lets c those complaining about tolls... u pay tax monthly and u have no roads and no light and no good schs and infact, no nothing!!! if BRF wants to collect tolls and reinvest in some other project, abeg lets give him a well deserved thumbs up. maybe those who chop our tax and clean mouth may one day, decide to learn

Anonymous said...

Fashola Foe President 2015.

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