The Nigerian Minister of State, Works and Housing, Mu’azu Sambo in an interview with newsmen recently in the city of New York, United States, said the second Niger bridge and Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be commissioned in October and June 2022 respectively.
The 11.9km Second Niger Bridge and 120km Lagos-Ibadan highway are part of President Buhari’s administration’s pledges on infrastructural development.
Sambo said,“The 2nd Niger bridge that has alluded every administration will be commissioned in October by President Muhammadu Buhari and Lagos-Ibadan highway, that has deferred previous administrations will be commissioned in June,.’
He added that within 18 days between Nov.25 and Dec. 13, 2021, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari handed over 941km of roads connecting 10 states in five geo-political zones.c
“They represent critical infrastructure necessary to develop a country and its people for them to be able to get on with their lives in an easy and convenient way.
“President Buhari clearly understands the necessity to invest in infrastructure, not just to support a growing population but as an economic driver.
“It is therefore not surprising that, through the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, we are managing over 1,019 contracts involving 958 bridges and road projects.
He also revealed that FG is constructing houses in 34 states of the Federation, citing about 6,000 housing units nationwide so far.