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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.”…
Between 1996 and 2012 the Federal Government awarded the Zik Mausoleum Contract FOUR times.

In 2012 the GEJ administration awarded it at the cost of N1,496,531,483, with a completion period of 13 months:…

It was never completed. Not even close.
Another ongoing Federal (@AsoRock) project in Anambra State: reconstruction of Oba – Nnewi – Okigwe Expressway. #PMBAtWork #FGinSE #TheYearofInfrastructure
2nd Niger Bridge Update(from contractors):

[NB: Work has been ongoing on the site for more than a year]

Installation of Road Yard 1(incl concrete batching plant) completed; Road Yard 2 ongoing

More equipment being mobilised to site

Number of project personnel has risen to 810
PHOTOS: Work also ongoing on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (Lagos-Sagamu Section):

Like the Second Niger Bridge it's being funded by the $650m Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).
Work on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is "Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Expansion."


- Construction of new drainage system
- Construction of 2 new underpasses
- Construction of 3 new FlyOvers
- Construction of 2 Toll Plazas
- Construction of 10 Pedestrian Bridges
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