The Federal Government has completed the 2.055 kilometre Loko – Oweto Bridge, a Sukuk Bond-funded project which runs across the river Benue.
The bridge is part of a road network that includes the 106 kilometre road from Oweto to Otukpo and the 76 kilometre road from Loko to Nasarawa.
Minister of works and housing Babatunde Fashola said the report of this working visit to the site of the bridge will be sent to the Presidency and the date of the commissioning of the bridge would then be decided.
While commenting on the Lagos – Ibadan road , the Minister appealed for continuous perseverance and understanding of all road users
While acknowledging that the road is among the busiest in the country, he explained that traffic had to be diverted during construction but assured journalists that the Lagos – Ibadan road would be completed by April of 2023.
Mr Fashola said he is also optimistic that by May 2023, the 2nd Niger bridge will be commissioned and opened to the traffic as well.