Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, has said the construction of the second Niger bridge will be completed in 2022.
Fashola said this at a forum organised by the News Agency of Nigeria to mark the sixth anniversary of the Buhari administration in Abuja, on Sunday.
The construction of the bridge commenced on September 1, 2018.
According to Fashola, the bridge will be delivered between the second and third quarters of 2022.
He explained that construction time was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic but added that the work had gone beyond the water level.
He said: “So, what you see currently is the final work. The sub-structure which entailed building cement structures underwater often costs a lot of money.
“We should finish the bridge next year between the second quarter and third quarter.”
The bridge is 1.6 kilometres long and furnished with other ancillary infrastructure, including a 10.3km highway and an interchange.
The bridge spans from Asaba in Delta State to Ozubulu in Anambra State.
He added that the Federal Government’s investments in road building and infrastructure development have been impacting various economic activities nationwide.