By Chioma Iruke
Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Sunday stated that construction of the Second Niger Bridge would be completed next year.
The minister gave the assurance at a forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, to mark the sixth year anniversary of the present administration.
According to Fashola, the bridge, which will serve as a major link between South East and South West Nigeria will be delivered between the second and third quarters of 2022.
The minister, however, made no mention if the construction cost of the facility had changed since the commencement of work.
Records show that construction of the bridge commenced on Sept. 1, 2018 with construction cost put at N336 billion when the contract deal was signed.