President Muhammadu Buhari will today commission the over 200km Kano-Kaduna dual carriage expressway and six other legacy projects completed by the Ministry of Works and Housing across the country.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement yesterday, said the commissioning was following through on Buhari’s administration’s determination to upgrade and expand the nation’s stock of infrastructure.
Adesina said the historic event which comprised the inauguration of three major bridges, three federal secretariats and a road would be headlined by the Second Niger Bridge conceptualized in 2005.
Others, according to him, are the Loko-Oweto Bridge across the River Benue to link Benue to Nasarawa State and the Ikom Bridge in Cross River State.
He said the first of the federal secretariats at Awka is located at Executive Business District Layout, Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State and is situated on a 5.106 Hectares of land, explaining that the project was first awarded on 9th December, 2011 but was practically completed and taken over by the Ministry of Works and Housing on 14th July, 2022.
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“The second, Federal Secretariat Gusau, Zamfara State, is located at Unguwan Dan Lawan, off Sokoto By-Pass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State. The project is situated on a 7.5 hectares of land and was awarded also on 9th but was practically completed and taken over by the ministry on 30th November, 2022.
“The third to be commissioned is the Federal Secretariat Yenagoa, which is located at Alamieyeseigha Road, in Bayelsa State. It is situated on a 7.5 hectares of land and was awarded on 9th December, 2011 but was practically completed and taken over by the Ministry on 30th November, 2022.
“It would be recalled that President Buhari commissioned a fourth one, the Federal Secretariat Lafia, located at Bukar Sidi along Jos Road, Lafia, Nasarawa State in February this year”.
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