Remember the story we broke about the Kwara’s Mooro Bridge where people crawl before they can pass through the bridge? If you missed it, read it here. We have it on a good note that the Kwara State Government has begun immediate repair of the bridge since the news broke. According to the press release by the press sectary, Mansurat Amuda-Kannike, she said…
The Executive Governor of Kwara State Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq has directed the immediate rehabilitation of Moro-Bailey Bridge along Ilorin-Igbeti Federal road and the damaged portion on the Ilorin-Ogomosho old Federal road at OTTE respectively. Consequently, the Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency KWARMA has commenced repair work in the two areas.
Inspecting the repair works exercise, the Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Works and Transport Dr Yusuf Garba Manjo expressed appreciation to the Executive Governor for approving funds for the repairs of the Moro-Bailey Bridge and the damaged portion at the Ilorin-Ogbomosho old Federal road at OTTE.
The Permanent Secretary thanked the Oloje Garage Motor Unions for their support for the closure of the Moro-Bailey Bridge to ensure repair work on the bridge and directed Officers of Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency (KWARMA) at the site to expedite action on the bridge repair work so that the bridge can be reopened for traffic on scheduled by Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Dr Manjo during his assessment visit to the site noted that the Kwara State Government intervened in the repair work of the Moro Bailey Bridge and the damaged portion on the Ilorin-Ogbomosho old Federal at OTTE in order to curb accidents and reduce hardship being faced by commuters plying these two roads.
He, therefore, enjoined KWARMA to carry out the quality job and also called on Federal Ministry Works and Housing to prevail on the contractor handling Moro/Ohan Bridges to return to the site in order facilitate timely completion of the two bridges.
See photos of the on-going works below