FG to Inaugurate Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in June
The Federal Government through the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr Mu’azu Sambo has disclosed that the second Niger bridge will be commissioned in October and that the Lagos-Ibadan highway will also be commissioned in June 2022.
Mr Mu’azu Sambo gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
The 11.9km Second Niger Bridge and 120km Lagos-Ibadan highway are part of President Buhari’s administration’s pledges on infrastructure.
Speaking on the matter, Sambo said, “The 2nd Niger Bridge that has alluded every administration will be commissioned in October by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Lagos-Ibadan highway that has deferred previous administrations will be commissioned in June”
He explained that critical infrastructure is necessary to develop a country and for its people to enable them get on with their lives in an easy and convenient way.
“President Buhari clearly understands the necessity to invest in infrastructure, not just to support a growing population but as an economic driver.” He said
The Minister also revealed that FG is constructing houses in 34 states of the Federation, citing about 6,000 housing units nationwide so far.
The Minister said infrastructure is the bedrock of development as it covers all the sectors of life.