Federal Government gives update on Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway, Second Niger Bridge, others
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 25, 2022
The Federal Government has put the money so far spent on Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway, Second Niger Bridge, and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (127kilometer ) at 1.3trillion Naira.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, announced this on Thursday during the Special Weekly briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the State House, Abuja.
He listed the cost and distance of three major PIDF projects to include 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 Lagos Ibadan Express Way and Second Niger Bridge are on course to be completed this year 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.
He said Second Niger Bridge, which was billed for completion in February but was delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown and #EndSARS protests, is now at 91 per cent completion.