Motorists plying the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday commended the Federal Government for the installation of streetlights on the Long Bridge area and called for the extension to all the sections of the expressway.
Our correspondent who monitored the ongoing installation of streetlights along the Kara-Warewa stretch of the Long Bridge observed that some streetlights had been installed within a stretch. At the same time, the installation was ongoing from the long bridge axis inward Kara.
Some motorists who spoke with newsmen on Thursday noted that the streetlights would help reduce cases of insecurity along the expressway.
A motorist,Kabiru Olawale, disclosed that the installation of streetlight facilities would curb incessant attacks by miscreants on the highway and help to reduce insecurity on the highway to the barest.
Olawale said, “It is a good thing that the Federal Government is installing streetlights along the Longbridge area of this expressway because it will help to reduce attacks from miscreants, especially at night. They should extend it to other parts of the road.”
Another motorist who identified himself simply as Dende lauded the installation while also calling for an extension to other sections of the expressway.
Dende said, “If you are a regular user of this road, you will understand the dangers of driving on this road at night. If your vehicle now develops a fault, then you will know what is at stake. So, it is good that they are installing the streetlights because we can now enjoy a smooth ride at night without fear of attack. But it will be good if they extend it to all the stretch of this road.
Punch / Arafat Ayofe