Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola , SAN (2nd right), Coordinating Director of Highways in the Ministry, Engr. Bala Dan Shehu (2nd left), Chief Engineers of Reynolds Construction Company Limited (RCC), Mr. Igor Zavodtchik (left) and Mr Nabeel Esawi (right) during the inspection of the construction work on Loko–Oweto Bridge over River Benue in Nasarawa/Benue States
Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola says the Federal Government is committed to finishing all ongoing projects within three years.
Fashola gave the assurance on Saturday evening after inspecting work at the Loko-Oweto Bridge over River Benue which connects Loko and Oweto communities in Nasarawa State and Benue respectively.
He said that the Federal Government would make funds available to pay contractors as soon as they delivered completed projects.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari have expressed very clear commitment to finish the ongoing and abandoned projects.
“We are focusing on completion of ongoing projects; this is one of the many ongoing projects.
“Lagos-Ibadan expressway is one of them; Kano-Maiduguri is one of them; Ilorin-Jebba is one of them and the Second Niger Bridge is one of them.
“All those projects now, the contractors are moving back to sites and work is beginning. Gradually over the next three years we would complete many of them”, the minister said.
Fashola expressed the confidence that the resumption of construction activities would stimulate expansion of infrastructure, create jobs and generate commercial opportunities for the people.
He said when completed, the Loko-Oweto Bridge would boost socio-economic activities in Nasarawa State and Benue.
“You will see those who lost their jobs; they would come back to work. You would see increased merchandising and supply of building materials.
“When this project is completed, it would open up these communities; connect Nasarawa State and Benue; farmers would benefit …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper