FG Releases 69 Ongoing Road, Bridge Projects in S/East

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FG Releases 69 Ongoing Road, Bridge Projects in S/East
JOEL AJAYI

Federal Government has released the list of the 69 ongoing road
and bridge projects in the South-east (please see attached list).

In a statement in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Information and
Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said though the contracts for many of
the roads were awarded before the advent of this Administration, they
were either poorly funded or not funded at all, hence work on the
roads have lingered.

The Minister said the 69 roads and bridges, which are spread across
the five states in the South-east, are now in different stages
of completion, thanks to the funding sourced by the present
Administration from budgetary allocations, the Sukuk Bond and the
Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund.

He said the government is also looking into the possibility of using a
part of the recovered looted funds to fund the development of
infrastructure across the country.

While announcing the projects, which include the rehabilitation of the
existing Niger Bridge as well as the construction of the 2nd Niger
Bridge last week, Alhaji Mohammed promised to publish the full list of
the roads and bridges, as well as give a state-by-state breakdown of
the total figure.

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