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Spent the last few days traveling in the SS and SE, visiting FG #Infrastructure projects. What I saw makes me very hopeful about the future of Nigeria.

High point: getting on a boat on River Niger, to watch the amazing work JB is doing on the new Bridge.

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So my #infrastructure journey in the last one week:

Port Harcourt—Ogoniland (Bonny-Bodo Bridges)—Afam (240MW Afam Fast Power Plant—Aba (Ariaria Market Electrification Project—Onitsha/Asaba (Second Niger Bridge)—Warri (Delta Ports)—Itakpe (#ItakpeWarriRail)

The 1st site I visited: the Bonny-Bodo Bridges and Road Project in Ogoniland

Scope: 3 main bridges (across Afa Creek, Opobo Channel & Nanabie Creek) + Road —38km Total — connecting Bodo on Mainland to Bonny Island

Flagged-off by @ProfOsinbajo Oct2017, ~40 years after conception
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“We’re doing rail. We will tell PDP, show us the one you did in 16 years.” #16vs4
“But you were a part of that [PDP] Government!”

Listen to how Amaechi fires back in this EXCLUSIVE, LEAKED video

RT if you want to see more leaked (BUT undoctored!) videos 🔥
Last week Amaechi took former DG SEC and World Bank VP Arunma Oteh to see the #LagosIbadanRail under construction. Here’s what she had to say: #TheYearOfInfrastructure #RAILUPng (1)
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Sullivan Chime, former Governor of Enugu State: “Let the PDP explain to us why they did not implement all their promises to Ndigbo. Buhari never experienced Igbo support, yet he improved on electricity, road projects and others.”…
Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday, after a Meeting between PMB and SE Governors + Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu:

Listen to the key Buhari projects he’s highlighting: Second Niger Bridge (awarded to JB), the Enyimba Free Trade Zone, & the new Eastern Rail Line
HIGHLIGHTS: President @MBuhari Meeting with Deputy Senate President And Governors of South East States, Wednesday 21 November 2018, at the State House. Infrastructure was one of the major themes of the Meeting. Ministers of @FMPWH and Transport attended. #TheYearOfInfrastructure
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BRF: When we came to power, all the contracting parties in the 3,050MW Mambilla Power Project were in court. They're now out of court, and we have a CONTRACT with all of them — for the first time in the 40-year history of the project. #PMBMeansBusiness #TheYearofInfrastructure
November 2017: The Federal Government and three Chinese firms have signed the contract for the 3,050 megawatts (MW) Mambilla hydropower project valued at $5.792 billion in Mambilla, Sarduana Local Government Area of Taraba State.…
August 2017: Federal Executive Council (FEC) approves award of turnkey EPC contract of Mambilla Hydropower project to Messrs CGGC-SINOHYDRO-CGOC joint venture in the sum of $5,792,497,062

November 2017: FG and Chinese Consortium sign contract.
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PHOTOS: Ongoing Construction Work on the Second Niger Bridge linking Onitsha in Anambra and Asaba in Delta, across the River Niger (Comprises 1.6km Bridge and 10.3km Highway). 641 personnel onsite.

[Work currently ongoing in Onitsha - Site/Main Yard; high water levels in Asaba].
PHOTOS: Nnamdi Azikiwe Mausoleum, Onitsha, Anambra, abandoned by previous governments, is now being completed by the @MBuhari Administration.

See this story from 2011: N125m Fraud Rocks Zik’s Mausoleum (plus photos of the previously abandoned project)…
Contract first awarded 1996, the year Zik died and was buried.

2011: “The eldest son of Zik, Mr. Chukwuma Azikiwe alleged that officials of the Federal Ministry of Works looted the money marked for the completion of the abandoned mausoleum.”…
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Today is for PH. Airport. Another completed project. Nigerians don’t really care who ‘started it’, what they care about is that it‘s completed and can be used. Those who are obsessed with who started it can use the ‘started’ section of the airport & avoid the ‘completed’ part 😝
New Lagos, Abuja and Kano International Terminals loading. #TheYearofInfrastructure
First image from 2015. Voted ‘Worst Airport in the world.’

Subsequent images are from October 2018.

PS. The airport was closed for more than a year in 2006/7, to repair the runway. Closure was supposed to be 4 months, ended up being 16 months. That’s where we’re coming from.
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Politicking aside, serious work is still going on. Today is for #LagosIbadanRail. Tour should commence shortly.

It‘s a brand new 160km standard gauge rail line that will run from Iddo in Lagos, through Ogun State, to Ibadan in Oyo State. Construction in progress.
Last week was for #ItakpeWarriRail, this week is for #LagosIbadanRail. From the same people who brought you the blockbuster #AbujaMetro.

I’ll be defecting to Abeokuta and back, bringing updates along the way about the progress of the #LagosIbadanRail. Stay tuned.
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Live from Itakpe in Kogi State. This is one of the construction workers on #ItakpeWarriRail Line. “I praise the [Buhari Administration]. Before now we didn’t know there was a rail line in Kogi State. It’s Buhari that’s made it possible for us to see this. Make God bless am.”
Usman is a mechanical technician. He used to be a driver, then switched to technical work (which he says he learned from childhood, tinkering with cars.) He worked on the Obajana cement plant in 2015/16, and has now worked on #ItakpeWarriRail for 8 months.
Paul is from Kogi State. He is a Payloader operator, has been on the #ItakpeWarriRail project for about nine months. He’s looking forward to completing this phase of the project and starting work on the #ItakpeAbujaRail phase. #TheYearofInfrastructure
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Mr Kọ́lá,the PDP Admin left behind HUNDREDS of abandoned projects, that the Buhari Administration has been painstakingly completing, one by one. Only an IRRESPONSIBLE Govt would set aside important ABANDONED projects to instead be chasing the cheap glory of ‘We started our own!’
BRF said @FMPWH inherited >200 Abandoned/uncompleted road projects:…

Min of @FMWRNigeria said they inherited 117 unfinished projects…

TCN inherited 450 containers of power equipment abandoned at the Ports:…
Mr @officialKolaO, this is the outcome of the Audit carried out by @MNDA_Ng, on Niger Delta projects started between 2009 and 2015: 60% payment but only 12% completion.

Yet you expected @MBuhari Admin to put all that aside and irresponsibly start new projects? Wehdon Sir.
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