The Federal Government has said that it has released the list of the 69 ongoing road and bridge projects in the South-east part of Nigeria.
This intimation was released on Monday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed,
According to Mohammed, though the contracts for many of the roads were awarded before the advent of present administration, they were either poorly funded or not funded at all, hence work on the roads has lingered.
The Minister said the 69 roads and bridges, which are spread across the five states in the South-east, are now in different stages of completion,
The minister attributed the success of the lofty projects to the funding sourced by the present Administration from budgetary allocations, the Sukuk Bond and the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund.
He added that the government is also looking into the possibility of using a part of the recovered looted funds to fund the development of infrastructure across the country.
Releasing the name of the lofty projects which include the rehabilitation of the existing Niger Bridge as well as the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge last week, Mohammed promised to publish the full list of the roads and bridges, as well as give a state-by-state breakdown of the total figure.