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FG TO COMMISSION LAGOS-IBADAN HIGHWAY, 2ND NIGER BRIDGE IN 2022

The Federal Government has disclosed that the Lagos-Ibadan highway will be commissioned in June 2022.

The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr Mu’azu Sambo gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Thursday.

Sambo also disclosed that the second Niger bridge will be commissioned in October, 2022.

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The 11.9km Second Niger Bridge and 120km Lagos-Ibadan highway are part of President Buhari’s administration’s pledges on infrastructure.

According to him, “President Buhari clearly understands the necessity to invest in infrastructure, not just to support a growing population but as an economic driver.

“It is therefore not surprising that, through the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, we are managing over 1,019 contracts involving 958 bridges and road projects.”

The Minister added that infrastructure is the bedrock of development as it covers all the sectors of life.

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