FG Reveals Amount Spent on Lagos-Ibadan Highway and 2nd Niger Bridge

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The federal government revealed that 310 billion naira was spent to complete the Lagos-Ibadan highway, while 206 billion naira was used to build the second Niger bridge.

The Minister of Public Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasholamade this known on Thursday during a conversation with State House correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Fashola revealed that 797 billion naira had been spent on the construction of the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highway, adding that 1.3 billion naira had been spent on the three projects.

The Minister pointed out that the three projects were executed by the Ministry of Public Works and the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).

Fashola said that the Lagos Ibadan expressway and the second Niger bridge will be completed this year 2022, while the main carriageway of the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highway is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2023, adding that auxiliary works will be completed later.

He said the second Niger Bridge, which was due to be completed in February but was delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown and #EndSARS protests, is now 91% complete.

The minister said that 1,486 people were directly employed for the second bridge over the Niger while another 8,110 indirect jobs were created.

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