The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated that the Second Niger Bridge project is complete and will be turned over to the end users on May 15, 2023.
Wednesday shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in the Council Chambers, Fashola announced this through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lia Mohammed.
Other national projects, including the Loko Oweto bridge, the Kano-Zaria road, and the completed Federal Secretariats in Nasarawa, Akwa Ibom, and Zamfara, among others, will be transferred to the end users, he said.
Mohammed added, “The first memo he presented today sought approval for the revised estimated total cost of a contract for the completion of Phase 2 of the Uto Bridge, a 2.6-kilometer stretch in Ikenke, Delta State.” This is an old project that we are committed to finishing, I believe the project was awarded in 2006, but we are committed to finishing it, so today the FEC approved the sum of N1.398 billion to revise the contract from N4.435 billion to N5.835 billion, inclusive of 7.5% VAT, to ensure that we can finish this project before we leave.
“Also, the Minister of Works brought approval for the ongoing bypassing, I believe along the Lagos-Ibadan motorway, but the good thing about this project is that we can confidently and proudly announce that the Kano-Zaria 137-kilometer and the Zaria-Kaduna 73-kilometer roads will be turned over to us on May 15.” Likewise, the Second Niger Bridge will be turned over to us on May 15, and the 116-kilometer Lagos-Ibadan toll road will be turned over to us on April 30.
“Both the Loko-Oweto Bridge and the Ikom Bridge have been completed. Our Federal Secretariats in Nasarawa, Awka, Bayelsa, and Zamfara States have also been completed, and 700 apartments in the Zuba housing project are available for commissioning.