In a bold move to prioritize the safety of commuters along the bustling Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Rt. Hon. Tolupe Akande, the distinguished member representing Oluyole federal constituency, presented a pivotal motion on the House floor today.
Advocating for the construction of much-needed pedestrian bridges at strategic locations along the expressway, Akande underscored the urgency of addressing safety concerns in these areas. The proposed locations include:
Toll Gate, Ibadan
Two Bridges between Muslim and Olohun-Sògo
Two Bridges between Olohun-Sogo and Oré-Méji Bridges
Three Bridges between Oré-Méji and Iwo Road
Three Bridges between Iwo Road and General Gas’ bridge
Five Bridges between General Gas and Ojóo
These locations have been identified as high-risk areas, requiring immediate attention to safeguard lives and enhance the overall well-being of the communities relying on the expressway.
The pedestrian bridges, proposed by Akande, are not just structures; they are lifelines for the countless commuters navigating these vital areas daily. The emphasis on safety extends to school children, ensuring they can travel without fear, thus fostering a secure environment for education and daily activities.
The motion has garnered widespread support, with many echoing the sentiment that safety should be a top priority in infrastructure development. The hashtag #SafetyFirst has gained momentum on social media, reflecting the public’s awareness and support for this critical initiative.