Less than twenty four(24) hours after the collapse of the Mokwa-Jebba bridge, a temporary solution to the problem has been established.
Motorists have found vehicular movements also easier after yesterday’s unfortunate collapse which caused a heavy traffic along the route. The Mowo bridge has been the link road for travellers going to Lagos and Abuja. The bridge had collapsed on Saturday night after a very heavy downpour.
The palliative measure was established after Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola promised to find a solution in 72 hours to the problem yesterday. In a move which is coming earlier than the promised
The Federal Road Safety Corp had alerted motorists of the heavy traffic on the road after the Mowo bridge collapsed.
The Mokwa-Jebba road, a link between Niger and Kwara states, is a major route between Abuja and the South-Western part of the country.
The Bridge is located after Mowo Junction, 18km from Mokwa town in Niger State. The bridge is located just a kilometre from Tatabu Bridge, which also collapsed in 2017 and was fixed almost immediately by the Federal Government.
Bisi Kareem, the FRSC spokesperson, had in a statement advised motorists to ply the Lokoja road as another option when travelling to Lagos and Abuja.
Granite and sands have been used to fill the dilapidated parts of the road, thereby making it motorable.
While a temporary solution has been made to the road and normalcy restored to vehicular movements, it is left to be seen if further works will be done on the road to mitigate against future occurrences of such degrees.