By Idris Aina,
Residents of Dopemu, Agege, have commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for ordering the completion of an abandoned pedestrian bridge at Cement Bus Stop at Dopemu Agege. InsideMainland gathered from residents, traders and other shop owners around the construction site that the project was abandoned three years ago.
A trader close to the site disclosed that “the project started years ago and we actually didn’t know why it stopped. Construction materials were dumped by the roadside while we waited patiently for the completion of the bridge. It was some weeks ago that the workers returned to dig the other side of the road and also lay the foundation”.
Another resident told InsideMainland that “the project was stopped because some house owners affected by the construction of the bridge had protested the impact the bridge will have on their homes. That process delayed the work but it was later resolved between the house owners and the government before the work could continue.”
While our correspondent made efforts to reach a house owner close to the site, the gate to the apartment was under lock and key. Construction materials were evidently seen in either side of the bridge with a trader close to the spot saying “workers at Cement Bus stop also came to the site to work on it. We were told the project will be launched at the same time with the other one at Cement”.