Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has revealed that the construction of the second Niger bridge will be completed in 2022.
The minister spoke at a forum organised by the News Agency of Nigeria to mark the sixth anniversary of the Buhari administration in Abuja, on Sunday.
The construction of the bridge commenced on September 1, 2018.
Fashola stated that the bridge, which will serve as a major link between the south-east and the south-west will be delivered between the second and third quarters of 2022.
He, however, revealed that the construction time was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic but added that the work had gone beyond the water level.
Fashola, speaking during the interview, stated that the project would facilitate the influx of investments to the southeast when completed.
“So, what you see currently is the final work. The sub-structure which entailed building cement structures underwater often costs a lot of money,” he said.
“We should finish the bridge next year between the second quarter and third quarter.”