The Federal Government at the weekend, put the cost of building the 2nd Niger Bridge at $1.09 billion (N414 billion), saying the project would be completed in 2022.
Speaking at a town hall meeting with stakeholders of the project at the bridge site in Asaba, the Minister of Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola, explained that while the cost of the bridge is estimated at N206 billion, the 2A and 2B roads will cost about N208 billion.
He added that the Buhari administration is making the commitment even though the price of oil is now about $40 per barrel. He said that despite the delay caused by COVID-19 pandemic and initial disagreement with some members of the host communities around the project, the bridge would be completed on schedule…
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