July 25, 2022
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has unveiled the government’s plan towards ending the Second Niger Bridge project in the South-Eastern part of the country.
He reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to delivering infrastructural projects to Nigerians, saying the project will be delivered before December 25, 2022.
Fashola stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, where he commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts in delivering the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
He noted that the current administration also plans to open the bridge before Christmas, despite the challenges facing the project.
He said he has directed the contractor to see that the project is delivered before the deadline, adding that the main bridge deck has been completed.
“We are planning also before Christmas to open that to the public for use because that is when there is a large movement.
“Hopefully, by Christmas, it will be opened. That was the last meeting I had with the contractor about three weeks ago.”