2nd Niger Bridge, two other projects can’t be completed under Buhari ― Reps

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The Second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road projects, will not be completed and commissioned by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The above remark was made yesterday by the House of Representatives Committee on Works who based their prediction on the slow pace of work ongoing.

The three infrastructures are projected to be completed by the Buhari administration before he leaves office in 2023. But the works committee are thinking otherwise judging from facts at its disposal.

“At the rate at which the slow pace of working is going on, there is no way that President Buhari will commission 2nd Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Express Way, Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kani road, during his tenure”, Chairman of the Committee, Abubakar Kabir, disclosed yesterday at the National Assembly Complex, after receiving the submission of the contractor, Julius Berger on the three projects.

They also called for the splitting of the projects saying other construction company should take over the construction of some of the infrastructures.

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“Despite collecting more than N200 billion, Julius Berger is still yet to do substantial work on the projects”, Kabir said.

“The documents presented (By Julius Berger) at the hearing, are fake.

“We are recommending that these projects should be split and awarded to other companies because we don’t think Julius Berger alone, can’t handle them,” he added.

The 2nd Niger Bridge, was awarded for N206,151,693billion, the Kaduna-Abuja Road, was awarded for N155billion, while the 1st section of the Lagos-Ibadan road was awarded for N134billion.