Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has said that installation of
street lights on the Third Mainland Bridge will be completed in April.
Making this known when he spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), an
engineer with the agency, Mr, Oladimeji Abayomi, said in Lagos
Wednesday that contractors handling the project were currently tracing
the faults and clearing them.
He said that more lights would come
on every week until all the faults were cleared. “The contractor is on
ground, the work is ongoing. They are tracing faults underground and
“When you are tracing a problem, you may meet a
bigger one that needs to be solved. Anytime from March or April this
year, the work would be completed,’’ he said.
He decried the
power outages and outrageous billing system, which he said, was the bane
affecting the lights on the bridge. Abayomi explained that the agency
relied more on generators to power the lights from five different
substations in the state.
He said the agency had to continue to
supplement Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) with generators
pending when its plan to change to solar energy materialised. Minister
of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen, had in October 2012, directed a team of
engineers to tackle electrical problem on one of the expansion