Monday, June 20, 2016

FG to complete all ongoing projects in 3 years – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola says the Federal Government is committed to finishing all ongoing projects within three years.

Fashola gave the assurance on Saturday evening after inspecting work at the Loko-Oweto Bridge over River Benue which connects Loko and Oweto communities in Nasarawa State and Benue respectively. He said that the Federal Government would make funds available to pay contractors as soon as they delivered completed projects.

Fashola expressed the confidence that the resumption of construction activities would stimulate expansion of infrastructure, create jobs and generate commercial opportunities for the people. He said when completed, the Loko-Oweto Bridge would boost socio-economic activities in Nasarawa State and Benue.

Newsmen report that the Loko-Oweto Bridge contract was awarded to RCC Nig. Ltd. in November 2011 at N36. 1 billion with original completion date of Nov. 15, 2015. The project was stalled in 2014 due to lack of funding and currently, at a revised contract sum of N51.6 billion, the project is scheduled for completion in 2018.

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