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Works Minister Lists 524 Roads, Bridges Under Construction Across Nigeria

Babatunde Raji Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has listed 524 roads and bridges which are currently under construction across the country by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Fashola, who gave an update of the ongoing projects when he briefed his colleagues at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) said that every State in the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has at least three such ongoing projects.

Below are some of the construction projects – roads and bridges – across the country as listed by the Minister:

Lagos-Ibadan-Ilorin-Jebba-Kotangora-Jega-Sokoto-Niger Border (A1)

Warri-Benin-Lokoja-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano-Daura-Niger Border (A2)

Port Harcourt-Aba-Umuahia-Okigwe-Oturkpo-Makurdi-Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi-Maiduguri-Gamboru (A3)

Calabar-Ikom-Ogoja-Katsina Ala-Jalingo-Yola-Bama-Maiduguri (A4)

Lagos-Otta-Abeokuta-Ibadan (A5)

Onitsha-Ihiala-Owerri—A.3 Junction at Umu Uyo (A6)

Chikanda, Kosubosu-Kaiama-Kishi-Ilorin (A7)

Mayo Belwa-Ganye-Serti-Mayo Selbe-Gembu (A8)

Jibiya-Katsina-Kano (A9)

According to the Fashola, some of the prioritized road projects being funded through the Sovereign SUKUK Fund, include:

Abuja-Abaji Road (Section 1, International Airport Link Road Junction-Sheda Village Junction)

Abuja-Lokoja Road Section IV (Koton Karfi-Lokoja)

Dualisation of Obajana Junction-Benin Phase 2: Section 1 (Obajana Junction to Okene)

Construction of Oju/Loko-Oweto Bridge to Link Loko and Oweto

Reconstruction of Bida-Lambata Road in Niger State

Dualization of Suleja-Minna Road Phase 11 in Niger State

They also include Kano-Maiduguri Road (Section ii, iii and iv)

Rehabilitation of an outstanding section of Onitsha-Enugu Expressway: Amansea- Enugu State Border

Dualization Of Obajana Junction-Benin Phase 2: (Section ii, iii and iv)

Rehabilitation of Enugu-Port Harcourt Road Section iv: Aba-Port Harcourt

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Dualization Of Yenegwe Road Junction-Kolo-Otuoke-Bayelsa Palm (20km)

Others include:

Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin (Section ii) in Oyo State,

Reconstruction of the outstanding Sections of Benin-Ofosu-Ore-Ajebandele-Shagamu Expressway Phase iii,

Pavement strengthening and asphalt overlay of Ajebandele- Ijebu Ode-Shagamu Road in Ogun State.

Some of the projects scheduled for substantial completion in 2020/2021 and other priority projects, according to the Minister, include:

Rehabilitation of Alesi-Ugep (Iyamoyung-Ugep) Section in Cross River State

Construction of Yenegwe-Okaki-Kolo-Nembe-Brass Road

Completion of rehabilitation of Ada-Okere-Ukoni-Amedokhiom Old Road, Uromi, Edo State

The rehabilitation of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road in (Section i) and Odukpani-Itu Bridge Head in Cross River State

Construction of Bodo-Bonny Road with a bridge across the Opobo Channel, in Rivers State,

Rehabilitation of Odukpani Junction-Akpet Central Section of Calabar-Ikom-Ogoja Road in Cross River State

Rehabilitation of Oshogbo-Ilesha Road in Osun State

Dualization of Abeokuta-Ibadan Road

Reconstruction of Apapa-Wharf Road in Lagos State, among others


The four bridges under the priority projects are:

Construction of Ibi Bridge

Completion of construction of Chanchangi Bridge along Takum-Wukari Road in Taraba State

Construction of Ikom Bridge in Cross River State

The emergency rehabilitation/maintenance of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

The construction of Agaie-Katcha-Barro Road in Niger State

Construction of Baro Port to Gulu Town in Niger State.

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