Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Honourable Minister for Works and Housing (3rd from right-Top), at Project Site Photo: TheyesNG

Second River Niger Bridge for completion, commissioning February 2022 ─Minister

*The bridge would be completed by the approved revised Federal Government’s budget, says Babatunde Fashola, Minister for Works and Housing

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Confirming the current level of work in the ongoing construction of the Second Niger Bridge, in South-East Nigeria, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Honourable Minister for Works and Housing, has disclosed the level of progress on the project is impressive, and it will be completed and commissioned February next year.

ConsumerConnect reports the Minister, who stated this development after inspecting the project from the Obosi end to its Ogbaru terminus, said that the bridge had reached 80 percent completion.

Fashola noted there is much progress, as he said that the last time he visited the construction site, the majority of work was at the Onitsha bound lane.

By February 2022, the bridge would be completed and commissioned, he stated.

According to him, the bridge would be completed by the approved revised Federal Government budget.

He also said: “I’m impressed by the work done. By February, the bridge will be linked from Asaba to the Onitsha end, and sometime next year the entire project would be commissioned.”

Speaking on the progress being made on the iconic infrastructure project, Adeyemo Ajani, Federal Controller of Works in the state, as well confirmed that the bridge had reached 80 percent completion.

The 11.9 Km Owerri interchange road linking the bridge from Onitsha end to Asaba in Delta State is almost ready, Ajani said.

The Federal Government had reportedly released N116.72billion for the project valued at N414 billion thus far.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari awarded the contract at the initial cost of N206 billion, according to report.

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