August 20, 2017

FEC Approves $2 million for Second Niger Bridge Consultant

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The Federal Executive Council has approved the  sum of $ 2 million for the transaction adviser on the Second Niger Bridge project.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, to journalists after the Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday.

He identified Roughton International Lmited as the beneficiaries of the contract and said that the project was expected to take 16 months to complete.

The minister also disclosed that the groundbreaking ceremony of the bridge is expected to commence in the 3Q of 2013.

The Second Niger Bridge is to serve as a link between the South East and South South part of the country.

Onolememen said, “Government is concerned about the challenges posed to road users on the route.

“The government is desirous of taking immediate action to construct the bridge that will provide a smooth movement of traffic that will link the South-West and South-East.

“The Federal Government, in furtherance of its transformation agenda of addressing infrastructural deficit and improving the quality of public infrastructural services, has recognised leveraging on private sector investment.

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