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Julius Berger Tests Streetlights On Second Niger Bridge

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Fresh reports reaching the desk of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc which is the construction firm which is in charge of handling the construction of the Second Niger Bridge, has carried out a  fresh test run of the illumination on the bridge, following the switching on of the streetlights.

This had been revealed by the former governor of Lagos State and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola who had also noted that the bridge, which is in its final stage of construction, will soon be fully commissioned and opened to vehicular movement.

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The Second Niger Bridge which is a federal government project, is being managed by the federal ministry of works and housing which is also in collaboration with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

Construction on the bridge began in September 2018 and the bridge would be spanning from Asaba in Delta state to Ozubulu and Ogbaru areas in Anambra state.

In another report, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari proposed commissioning of the 2nd Niger Bridge later this year, strong indications have emerged that the bridge may be tolled alongside other federal highways.

This was as eleven construction firms have now indicated interest to manage and toll the 12 selected highways across the nation.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the concessionaires (firms) will assume the responsibilities of developing and managing their respective highways for an agreed period of time, including the economic rights over all revenue generating commercial activities from the Highway Economy along the Right of Way.

Describing the Second Niger Bridge as a national infrastructure with immense socio-economic benefits for the contiguous states and the entire nation, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari , Professor Ibrahim Gambari, who in company of the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, his Labour and Productivity counterpart, Dr. Chris Ngige and the Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji, inspected the bridge on Tuesday 8, 2022, said that the project has once again demonstrated the president’s commitment to bridging Nigeria’s infrastructure gap.


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