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President Buhari to commission second Niger bridge, 6 legacy projects today

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to fulfill his administration’s commitment to infrastructure development by commissioning seven remarkable legacy projects across Nigeria. These projects, including major bridges, federal secretariats, and a road, exemplify the government’s dedication to improving the nation’s infrastructure. Join the nation in celebrating as President Buhari unveils these transformative projects.

According to a statement by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has successfully completed seven legacy projects. The highlight of the commissioning ceremony will be the highly anticipated Second Niger Bridge, a monumental infrastructure project that has been in the works since its conceptualization in 2005. After an unsuccessful attempt to commence the project through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in 2014, construction finally began in 2016 with the support of the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).

In addition to the Second Niger Bridge, several other significant projects will be commissioned. The Loko-Oweto Bridge, spanning the River Benue to connect Benue to Nasarawa State, will enhance connectivity and facilitate economic growth in the region. The Ikom Bridge in Cross River State is another remarkable feat of engineering that will improve transportation infrastructure. Furthermore, the completion of a section of the Kano-Kaduna Dual Carriage Expressway, covering over 200 kilometers, will contribute to smoother and safer travel experiences.

Among the legacy projects are three new federal secretariats, designed to provide efficient and modern administrative facilities. The Federal Secretariat in Awka, Anambra State, situated on a 5.106-hectare land, offers a range of amenities including office spaces, conference and committee rooms, exhibition hall, banking hall, post office, and more. With well-planned parking spaces, lift facilities, and essential utilities, this secretariat is set to foster a productive work environment. Additionally, the Federal Secretariats in Gusau, Zamfara State, and Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, will contribute to administrative efficiency and service delivery in their respective regions.

President Buhari’s commissioning of the Second Niger Bridge and six other legacy projects signifies a momentous leap forward in Nigeria’s infrastructure development. These projects demonstrate the government’s commitment to enhancing connectivity, fostering economic growth, and providing modern administrative facilities. As the projects are officially inaugurated, Nigeria takes a significant stride towards a more prosperous and developed future.

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