In fulfilment of his recent pledge, the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, November 2, cut the tape to open the Yaba Overpass Bridge for use.
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The Yaba Overpass is one of the four that the state government had lined up for commissioning.
The remaining overpasses waiting to be commissioned are at Oyingbo, Mushin, and Ikeja.
These overpasses are to be complemented by four others to be constructed by the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
Sanwo-Olu arrived at about 12.20 pm and was received by the deputy governor, Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat and the APC chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi, who was represented by the deputy chairman.
The governor walked into the warm embrace of Lagosians who swarmed all over him as he moved around to greet the many dignitaries on ground.
Dignitaries on the ground included the state Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, represented by Hon. Ademola Kasumu; Transportation Commissioner, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, and Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa; royal fathers led by representatives of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, represented by Opeluwa Onido, Oba Bashiru Oloto; Oloto of Oyo, the Onisabe of Igbobi-Sabe, in Yaba, Chairman of Yaba LCDA, Hon. Kayode Oniyale, who led other league of council chairmen.
Also on ground were the former High Commissioner to Ghana, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro; Managing Director of LAMATA, Engr Abimbola Akinajo and Managing Director of Craneburg Construction, contractor for the Yaba Overpass Bridge, Gilbert Sassine as well as top functionaries of government, and representatives of the University of Lagos and Yabatech.