Lagos Govt commissions Yaba flyover, warns against trading on Bridge


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commissioned the Yaba Flyover on Thursday, saying the project will make life easier for residents. 

“Today, I commissioned the Yaba Flyover Bridge Project—a vital part of the Lagos Red Line Rail Project. This modern transportation system is set to transform Lagos, simplify residents’ lives, save time on the road, and boost our GDP,” Sanwo-Olu wrote on his X account after the event.

“The Yaba Bus Station is a key component of our transportation network. Linked to the Yaba Train Station, it paves the way for pedestrian-friendly spaces, saving time on commute, and improving the lives of Lagos residents.

“With the Yaba Flyover, seamless travel from Jibowu to Ojuelegba, Tejuoso to Muritala Muhammed way, and beyond becomes a reality. More to come with Ikeja Along, Oyingbo, and Mushin flyovers.”

At the event, the governor warned against trading on the flyover.

“These projects have been implemented at huge cost. We should not feel unconcerned when societal enemies are bent on destroying our commonwealth. I ask all road users to protect this bridge from vandals and other societal enemies,” Sanwo-Olu added

“Let me reiterate that this bridge is not a market place; the steps, ramps, and sidewalks are not for displaying wares. Our law enforcement agencies have been given strict instructions to ensure zero tolerance for any misuse of this facility.”

See photos from the event below: