Last week, news circulated the internet claiming that the 3rd mainland bridge was to be closed for repairs for 27 months.
Mr Babatunde Fashola however clarified that the closure would be for three days in the first instance.
The minister of Works, Housing and Power made this known while speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily programme.
He said the three day closure is to enable the contractors to fully access the extent of damages and repairs on the bridge.
“Based on the assessment report, a date will thereafter be fixed for the total repair of the almost 30-year bridge”.
He also disclosed that the bridge will be closed from traffic on the 27th of July 2018 and urge Nigerians to disregard the earlier reports.