FG completes Second Niger Bridge – Fashola

Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has said that the Second Niger Bridge is completed.

The Minister made this revelation, Wednesday in Abuja, the capital of the nation, at the unveiling of President Muhammadu Buhari’s scorecard series (2015-2023).

He, however, also added that roads that connect the bridge are still under construction by the Federal Government.

The minister narrated reason the Federal Government subscribed to SUKUK bond.

He said SUKUK assisted to bankroll the construction of road across the federation.

Fashola said: “Second Niger Bridge is completed. What is remaining is a 4km interchange road at the Asaba end and 2km out of a 7km link road at the Onitsha end.

“The first thing we did when we came into power was we expanded our budget on road infrastructure, sought alternative sources of funding through SUKUK, Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme.”

Fashola also revealed the records and achievements of his ministry under Buhari’s administration.

He also disclosed that 12 road projects which cover about 896km have been finalised, commissioned and ready for public use of the communities.

Fashola also included that the federal government is implementing 83 road rehabilitation projects in federal higher institutions across the federation with 66 projects concluded and 46 commissioned.

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