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FG Reveals Amount Spent On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, 2nd Niger Bridge

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The Federal Government has disclosed that N310 billion was spent on completing the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while N206 billion was used to build the Second Niger Bridge.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known on Thursday in a chat with State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Fashola disclosed that N797 billion was spent constructing the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway, adding that N1.3trn was spent on the three projects.

The minister stressed that the three projects were executed by the Ministry of Works and the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).

Fashola said Lagos Ibadan Express Way and Second Niger Bridge will be completed this year 2022, while the main Carriageway of Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano expressway is scheduled for completion by Q2 2023, adding that ancillary works will be completed later.

He said Second Niger Bridge, which was billed for completion in February but was delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown and #EndSARS protests, is now at 91 per cent completion.

The minister said 1,486 people have been directly employed for the Second Niger Bridge while another 8,110 indirect jobs have been created.