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Buhari to commission second Niger bridge, others Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to commission the second Niger Bridge having completed it within the lifespan of his eight years administration.

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Buhari will officially open the bridge to motorists on Tuesday, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has disclosed.

The presidency noted that the decision to construct the second Niger Bridge was conceptualized in 2005.

Beyond the bridge, Buhari will also cut tapes to three Federal Secretariats and a road project, a move believed to enable him finish strong as president.

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Going down memory lane, Buhari’s media aide said in 2014, there was an attempt to begin the project through Public Private Partnership (PPP) but it was not successful.

He revealed that serious construction began in 2016 through the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).

The presidency underscored the input of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing which aided in the successful completion of the projects.

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Others also billed for commissioning on Tuesday include the Loko-Oweto Bridge across River Benue to link Benue to Nasarawa State and the Ikom Bridge in Cross River State while the Road project is the completed Section of the over 200 kilometres of Kano-Kaduna Dual Carriage Expressway and three new Federal Secretariats.

In its itinerary is also the Federal Secretariats at Awka located at Executive Business District Layout, Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State.

It is situated on a 5.106 hectares of land. The project was first awarded on December 9, 2011, but was practically completed and taken over by the Ministry of Works and Housing on July 14, 2022.

The Secretariat has a total of 498 office spaces, a conference hall, four committee rooms, an exhibition hall, a banking hall, a post office and befitting reception. In addition, the secretariat has lift facilities, well-laid-out parking spaces and drainages, a staff canteen, a fire hydrant and other vital facilities.

The second, Federal Secretariat Gusau, Zamfara State is located at Unguwan Dan Lawan, off Sokoto By-Pass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State.

The final one is the Federal Secretariat Yenagoa, which is located at Alamieyeseigha Road, in Bayelsa State.

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