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A second bridge across River Niger to cost US$300million

By Erick Mongare

The Federal Government of Nigeria is to construct a second bridge across River Niger by the southeast axisat a cost of N49 billion(US$300million) is to be completed in 36 months.

The bridge is expected to link Ganaja in Ajaokuta Local Government Area to Shintaku in Bassa Local Government Area of the state. This will bring the long expected relief to the numerous commuters that ply the existing bridge with agony.

The situation is caused by the fact that the old Niger Bridge has remained the only trusted gateway that links the east to the western and northern parts of Nigeria and vice-versa.

The project which is under Public Private Partnership (PPP) and supported by the Kogi State Government and WALCOTT Nigeria Limited, in conjunction with some financial institutions is expected to improve the economy of the people of the state.


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