FG releases list of 69 projects in South-East
.Reveals plan to finance infrastructure across Nigeria
ByJoel ThankGod & Udeme Clement
The Federal Government has released the list of 69 on-going roads and bridge projects in the South-East.
This formed part of the statement issued in Abuja, yesterday, by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
According to him, “Though the contracts for many of the roads were awarded before the advent of this Administration, they were either poorly funded or not funded at all, hence work on the roads has lingered”.
The Minister said, “The 69 roads and bridges, which are spread across the five states in the South-East, are now in different stages of completion, thanks to the funding sourced by the present Administration from budgetary allocations and the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund”.
He pointed out, “The government is also looking into the possibility of using part of the recovered looted funds to finance the development of infrastructure across the country”.
While announcing the projects, which include rehabilitation of the existing Niger Bridge as well as the construction of the second Niger Bridge, Alhaji Mohammed promised to publish the full list of the roads and bridges, as well as giving state-by-state breakdown of the total figure.
Some of the projects include Onitsha-Owerri road, Owerri-Okigwe road; Oba-Nnewi-Okigwe road; Mbaise-Umauahia road; Ikot Ekpene border-Aba road; Mbaise-Ngwa road with bridge; Imo-Abia road and internal roads at University of Nigeria, Nsukka campus, Enugu State, among many others.