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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CLEARS THE AIR ON COMPLETION OF SECOND NIGER BRIDGE.

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The Federal Government has disclosed that theSecond Niger Bridge, which was billed for completion last month, but delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown and EndSARS protests, is now at Ninty One percent completion.

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, noted that One thousand, four hundred and eighty six people had been directly employed for the Second Niger Bridge while another Eight Thousand, One Hundred and Ten indirect jobs had been created.

Fashola said Lagos-Ibadan Express Way and Second Niger Bridge are on course to be completed this year, while the main Carriageway of Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano expressway is scheduled for completion by Q2 2023.

The minister also warned motorists to shelve the temptation to exceed 100km/h on completed roads, to avoid crashes and easy wear of the roads.

The Minister also spoke on the unfortunate Apongbon Lagos bridge fire incident calling for better use of government infrastructure as Government plans to evict all those occupying under the bridges in the country.

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