Babatunde Fashola, minister for works and housing, says the Second Niger Bridge is complete and will be commissioned in the coming days.
Fashola disclosed this while speaking at the unveiling of President Muhammadu Buhari’s scorecard series (2015-2023) on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to him, the Buhari administration expanded the budget for road infrastructure when it took over the office in 2015.
“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,” said the minister.
“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,” he added.
The minister announced that the federal government had completed 12 road projects of about 896km while 83 roads are currently under construction.
He added that the Buhari administration has also fulfilled promises made by previous governments to sportsmen and women over two decades ago.
“Some of the Super Eagles that were promised houses in 1994 have been allocated their houses. After 28 years, President Muhammmadu Buhari approved it and fulfilled the pledge,” he added.
The minister commended the Buhari administration for fixing critical infrastructure that would drive business and economic growth.