The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned that the planned repair work on the Third Mainland bridge should not be politicised as it may cause unnecessary delays.
The state publicity secretary of the party, Mr Taofik Gani, gave the warning in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.
The PDP urged the Lagos State Government to give maximum support to the Federal Government and to caution its officers against comments capable of creating a face-off.
Gani faulted the statements by the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Kayode Opeifa, that the Federal Government roads in the state are so bad that they would add to the sufferings of motorists.
“As the repairs start, we expect that the LASG should assist the Federal Government in ameliorating the possible hardship rather than politicising the event,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Charles Akpabio, said the repairs had been postponed in order to put more measures in place.
Akpabio said there would be an all-stakeholders meeting later in the week to discuss a new take-off date.