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Buhari to commission 2nd Niger Bridge Tuesday

Second Niger Bridge

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, commission the second Niger Bridge and six other legacy projects completed by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing across the country.

According to a statement released on Monday by the presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the move is a follow-up to his administration’s intention to modernize and expand the country’s stockpile of infrastructure.

The projects to be commissioned consist of three major bridges, three federal secretariats, and a road.

The statement confirmed that the event will be topped by the second Niger Bridge, which was designed in 2005.

It adds that, “In 2014, there was an attempt to start the project through Public Private Partnership (PPP) but this was not successful. Construction began in 2016 through the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).

Other projects slated for commissioning are the Loko-Oweto Bridge across River Benue to link Benue to Nasarawa State and the Ikom Bridge in Cross River State while the Road project is the completed Section of the over 200 kilometres of Kano-Kaduna Dual Carriage Expressway and three new Federal Secretariats.

The secretariat has a total of 498 offices, a conference room, four committee rooms, an exhibition hall, a banking hall, a post office and a reception.

In addition, the Secretariat has lift facilities, well-designed parking spaces and drains, staff canteen, fire hydrant and other vital facilities.

The second secretariat, Federal Secretariat Gusau, Zamfara State is located at Unguwan Dan Lawan, off Sokoto By-Pass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State.

The project is located on 7.5 hectares of land and it was also awarded on the 9th but it was practically completed and taken over by the Ministry on November 30, 2022.

The third commissioned is Federal Secretariat Ynagua, located on Alamieyeseigha Road, in Bayelsa State. It is located on 7.5 hectares of land and was awarded on December 9, 2011 but has been practically completed and taken over by the Ministry on November 30, 2022.

Writing by Julian Osamoto