The Federal Government has assured to deliver Second Niger Bridge, and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway before the end of 2022.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, gave the assurance when he featured on the weekly Ministerial Briefing, organised by the Presidential Communication Team, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fashola said that the initial February completion date projection for the Second Niger Bridge failed due to the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown and EndSARS protests
He said that the project is already at 91% completion stage.
He noted that 1,486 people had been directly employed for the Second Niger Bridge while another 8,110 indirect jobs had been created.
He puts the cost of three major PIDF projects at N1.3 trillion.
The projects are Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway (375km): N797 billion, Second Niger Bridge (11.59km): N206 billion and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (127km): N310 billion.
On when the projects will be completed, Fashola said that Lagos Ibadan Expressway and Second Niger Bridge are on course for completion in 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.