Aftermath of Tuesday night accident, where a truck loaded with woods fell off the Ojuelegba bridge killing two persons, Lagosians have appealed to Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to help fix the deplorable state of the bridge.
Reacting to the latest incident, some Lagosians on Wednesday took to the social media to pour out their displeasure over the state of the Ojuelegba bridge as they disclosed that more of such accident may still occur if drastic action isn’t taking on the bridge.
Here are some comments
@Laughsmoses “Governor AkinwunmiAmbode the work you are doing in Lagos is too superb than mere Ojuelegba bridge should be claiming the life of Lagosian. Please see to it urgently sir.”
@Michael_adejobi “It means it is not about God but about the government to do something to prevent such in other not to happen again.”
@biolakazeem “Just seeing that a container fell off that Ojuelegba bridge again. So sad that lives are lost & families shattered for something so avoidable.The real tragedy of Nigeria is that it has happened before, it has happened now and sadly, it will happen again and nothing will happen.”
@Yinkanubi “A container falling off a bridge can be considered a Freak accident/an unfortunate event. But a container falling off the same bridge within 3 years is not an unfortunate incident, IT IS NEGLIGENCE. it should never have happened again.”
@Nijaactivist “Dear @AkinwunmiAmbode is it until calamity befall your household before you people enforce no movement without a strap for all these dead looking trucks. Do we need to champion this cause again? #RIP to the dead.
“We can’t blame past governments when we have already seen twice this accident happened this year. Are you saying Ambode can’t enforce a law in a state he govern ?
@Kenadejumoh “This is failure on the part of government’s inability to enforce fastening of the containers to the trucks. @FRSCNigeria @PoliceNG this is a task to chase on the road to ensure compliance, not innocent law abiding private cars owners who hustle to pay tax/bills.”
@JuveFanNigeria “This Ojuelegba container falling is becoming a predictable disaster that can be avoided since day one. People remember two, I can remember many cos I grew up in that area. The government should do something. Maybe a net to cover the sides that’s strong enough to hold vehicles. ”
By Augustine Akhilomen