The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has highlighted the need for N146 billion to repair the deteriorating Marina shorelines during a joint inspection of lagoon sections including the Third Mainland, Carter, and Eko Bridges with the Minister of Finance and the Economy, Wale Edu.
Umahi expressed concern over the degradation of the Marina shorelines, emphasizing its threat to the pillars of the Lagos Blue Rail Line. Despite the substantial funding required, only N1 billion was allocated for the project in the budget, posing a significant shortfall.
While addressing journalists, Umahi assured of the timely completion of repair works on three major Lagos bridges. He emphasized that the joint assessment aimed to provide his Finance and Economy counterpart with firsthand knowledge of the projects and their cost implications.
Acknowledging efforts, Umahi mentioned Tinubu’s approval of funds for comprehensive works on both carriageways of the Third Mainland Bridge, addressing challenges on slab elements, and ensuring adequate maintenance of the bridges.