The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has urged Lagos residents to protect road drains and other infrastructure from all forms of abuse and damage.
He made the appeal during an inspection tour of the ongoing Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Expressway reconstruction project in Lagos.
He said Nigerians should take ownership of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki Expressway and other projects, and put a stop to all forms of road abuse.
The minister condemned dumping of refuse in drains of the ongoing project and others across the state, as he solicited the support of residents on proper refuse disposal.
Fashola said the federal government was including beautification to the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonshoki road construction project, as part of measures geared towards the protection of Lagos bridges.
According to him, people carried out various forms of businesses and activities under the bridges that caused a fire and various other degrees of damage to the infrastructure because they saw unmanned areas and occupied them. (NAN)