FG declares Second Niger Bridge project completed

The federal government has declared Second Niger Bridge, a project financed through private-public mixed funding, completed.

Works and Housing minister, Babatunde Fashola, made the pronouncement on Wednesday in Abuja at the unveiling of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s scorecard series (2015-2023).

“Second Niger Bridge is completed,” he declared. “What is remaining is a 4km interchange road at the Asaba end and 2km out of a 7km link road at the Onitsha end.”

Listing the achievements of his ministry, Fashola said 12 road projects covering about 896km have been completed, commissioned and handed over to their communities in the season of completion and impact.

He also said the government is executing 83 road rehabilitation projects in federal tertiary institutions across the country with 66 projects completed and 46 commissioned.

“Some of the Super Eagles that were promised houses in 1994 have been allocated their houses. After 28 years, President Muhammmadu Buhari approved it and fulfilled the pledge,” he added.