Nigerian Government approves N206bn contract for Second Niger bridge

Minister of power, Mr Babatunde Fashola has praised the federal government for awarding N206 billion contract to Julius Berger Construction Company for the main work on the second Niger Bridge when speaking to the newsmen in Abuja.



Mr Fashola told the reporters, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road alongside with Second Niger Bridge project would be funded under presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF), Which calls for no stop of work on account of lack of funding.

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According to him, the present administration is determine to complete the project. hopefully the bridge will be completed in 36 months.

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He said that the early works were preliminary projects to be completed before the main work, adding that all the early works were done in the river and not visible from the existing bridge.

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the award of the main work, there would be a lot of piling works in the water and that is what people would see.

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