25 January 2013

Nigeria: Third Mainland Bridge to Get Street Lights in April

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Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has said that installation of street lights on the Third Mainland Bridge will be completed in April. Making this known when he spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), an engineer with the agency, Mr, Oladimeji Abayomi, said in Lagos Wednesda that contractors handling the project were currently tracing the faults and clearing them.

He said that more lights would come on every week until all the faults were cleared. "The contractor is on ground, the work is ongoing. They are tracing faults underground and laying cables.

"When you are tracing a problem, you may meet a bigger one that needs to be solved. Anytime from March or April this year, the work would be completed," he said.

He decried the power outages and outrageous billing system, which he said, was the bane affecting the lights on the bridge. Abayomi explained that the agency relied more on generators to power the lights from five different substations in the state.

He said the agency had to continue to supplement Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) with generators pending when its plan to change to solar energy materialised. Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen, had in October 2012, directed a team of engineers to tackle electrical problem on one of the expansion

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