Edo mobilises firm to repair bad portion of Ovia River bridge

The LEVANT Construction Company has swung into action following order given to it by Edo State Government to fix the bad potion of Ovia River bridge.

The  bad portion on the bridge has claimed many lives and properties on the Benin- Ore Expressway.

The state Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu gave the directive when he visited spot of the Ovia River Bridge on Monday.

He was in company of the state Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Ethan Uzamere and other senior government officials.

Traffic diverted from Ovie river bridge

Following the order,  Benin-Ore Expressway has been diverted outwards at kilm 19 with adequate caution signs put in place by the construction firm.


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These include reflective condone tapes and barricade to serve as adequate caution signs to road users.

Meanwhile, the search and rescue team mobilised by the Deputy Governor, Shaibu continued with operation this evening with a view to rescuing victims of accident which occurred on the bridge Monday morning.

A Lagos bound Sienna passenger car was said to have plunged into the River at 11a.m., Monday.

The accident happened, shortly before officials of Edo State Government led by the Deputy Governor arrived the scene on an unscheduled visit.

The local divers had insisted on collecting N1.5 million before going into the river for the rescue operation.

Overwhelmed with emotion, Shaibu immediately demanded for the account details of leader of the divers and transferred him the money in view of the urgency.

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