The Federal Ministry of Works has announced its collaboration with the police to enhance security measures and curb vandalism on the Third Mainland Bridge, aiming to safeguard this crucial public infrastructure.

Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, provided this assurance during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.

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It’s worth noting that members of the Rapid Response Squad from the Lagos State Police Command apprehended a suspected vandal who was in the act of removing LED road stud lights from the recently renovated Third Mainland Bridge last Friday.

Reportedly, the suspect had already taken out 10 of the lights before being apprehended by patrolling officers.

Kesha emphasized that the Ministry of Works remains resolute in its stance against vandalism of public infrastructure.

She mentioned that police vehicles have been strategically stationed on the bridge to enable swift response by officers to any incidents and to deter vandalism.

She said “We have written to the commissioner of police to ensure more surveillance on the Third Mainland Bridge, and we have stationed police trucks on the bridge.

“Police officers now patrol the bridge more frequently; this increased security measures have led to the arrest of a number of miscreants, who were vandalising public property.

“We saw that the cat eye lights were vandalised, and the vandals were promptly arrested and taken to police custody.

“More miscreants were also arrested for vandalism even on Monday. This shows a strong response from the authorities.“Our eyes are on Third Mainland Bridge.”