Nigeria awards N14.4 billion Second Niger Bridge contract

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The Federal Government has awarded contract for early works on the Second Niger bridge and emergency repairs at the Tamburawa bridge in Kano State at a total cost of N16.3 billion.

Mohammed Abdullahi, the Assistant Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

He stated that contract for the second Niger Bridge was awarded to Julius Berger (Nig.) Ltd. at a total cost of N14.4 billion.

Mr. Abdullahi noted that contract for emergency repairs at the Tamburawa Bridge in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano State was awarded to Borini Prono & Co. (Nig.) Ltd. at a total cost of N1.9 billion.

He said that the existing Niger Bridge, inaugurated on January 4, 1966 had severely been overstressed, adding that its continued serviceability could not be assured.

According to him, the idea of a Second Niger Bridge started way back in the late 1970s but its realisation is delayed by several challenges.

He added that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was resolute to the completion of the projects.

Mr. Abdullahi said the scope of work for the emergency repairs of Tamburawa Bridge would involve the use of rock-filled gabion protection with reno mattresses, fitters and embankment protection to the abutments.

He said the intervention followed what he called public outcry and concern earlier expressed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State over the exposure of substructures of the bridge.

(NAN)


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  • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

    I have never seen a government so fraudulent, so deceitful, so cunning crafty like this government. Can anybody with his senses hear this almajiri abudulahi. Second Niger bridge which was awarded in 2014 on ppp bases at cost of 120billion,with federal government contributing 30%of the project cost while Julius Berger funds the 70% .which was flagged off by Jonathan with a down payment of 18b since 2014 which made Julius Berger to mobilize to site, commence work and achieved about 40% job completion before the disaster called change was imposed on Nigeria .it is a verifiable truth that Julius Berger have pulled and raised above the water level at least 30% of the pillars to bear the bridge and have completed the precasting of all the beams and columns at their project yard at the head bridge onitsha before Buhari malicious vendetta halted the smooth progress of the job.
    Indeed it was Buhari that halted the smooth progress of the job on second Niger bridge. Apc government is a big fraud against the sensibilities of sincere and patriotic Nigerians who still cherish truth and decency. May God never allow this nation to ever fall into the evil grip of liars, hypocrites,decietful and propagandanists again. Funny government deceiving funny people.

    • share Idea

      Aptly stated. The government of Buhari is very high on propaganda and lies

      • Julius

        Well, in that case maybe you should all get together and stage a protest to stop Buhari/government from carrying out the construction…wait till pdp/Jonathan comes back to power so they can claim the glory. How is that ?

        • Otile

          Is there any matter concerning SS SS that you don’t pretend to have opinion however silly?

          • Julius

            No, as long as it is in the public domain.. I din’t know this is about ‘SS SS ‘ whatever that mean,lolz, dummy !.keep trolling tho. Make your miserable life busy.

          • Otile

            You are entitled to your silly opinion about SS SE, nobody can hold you back. You behave like a suicide bomber, nobody can prevent a determined suicide bomber from acting out. Right on, Omo Odua.

          • Mufu Ola

            Why lump SS with your miserable SE?

          • Otile

            Majority of Rivers people are Igbo. Noble people of Asaba, Iselukwu, Ogwashukwu, Agbo are Igbo. Most Odua people yourself included know nothing about people east of the Niger. That’s why_fools ask dumb questions like …why lump SS with your miserable SE?

        • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

          Irresponsible f00lish talk from a depraved soul who loves lies and hates truth with passion.
          Sorry there are still men and women in Nigeria who hates lies and loves truth with passion. Evil shall never triumph over good in Nigeria. Lies and falsehood shall never take the place of truth in Nigeria. Men of conscience shall continue to prick your lying soul with the truth.

          • Julius

            I doubt you even understand the irrelevant garbage you just posted. I sure dont bu’t, carry on.

          • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

            When you confront a typical Judas Iscariot offspring with the truth, he goes into hibernation. You can’t stand the truth because you are a liar from the womb.

          • Julius

            How does somebody that responded to your irrelevant,incoherent tirade is in hibernation ? Do you even know what that means at all ? Once again, you are not making sense. Try again.

    • Truetalk

      I think your problem get to do with lack of understanding or comprehension of simple English language. The word “AWARD” means give or order the giving of something as payment. The FG approved the award of N14.4Billion for the second Niger Bridge, this simply means that the FG is giving out the said amount as part of the earlier agreed counter part funding. It does not mean a new contract and procurement process is been carried out with JB. From your bias view the alleged N18 Billion paid by your GEJ is less than the 30% agreed funding by the FG, so for the contract to continue, the present government need to award more money to fulfill its own part of the agreement. The concession of 2nd Niger Bridge was part of the 2016 appropriation law to the tune of N17 Billion. Don’t let sentiment continue to bring out the stupidity in you.

      • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

        Mohammed Abdullahi, the Assistant Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
        He stated that contract for the second Niger Bridge was awarded to Julius Berger (Nig.) Ltd. at a total cost of N14.4 billion.
        Mr English teacher this is an extract from the statement issued by Mr Abdullahi which PT quoted in his report.
        How does this rendition fit into your cunning crafty fallacious narratives.
        You are one of those hired and planted on the internet by liar Mohammed to keep lying to Nigerians, turning white into black, calling evil good and good evil.
        You have sold your depraved soul because of filthy lucre. Shame on you.

      • Artful ºDodger

        He is igbo in perpetual wailing mode. His evil spirits induced sentiments that have beclouded his common sense is what will kill him on that bridge if he ever use it.

    • Artful ºDodger

      May you die in an accident on that bridge if what you have just said is a lie. May your bias, lies and bitterness consume your soul Amen!

      • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

        Evil shall slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous shall be desolate.

    • Mufu Ola

      Are u saying Julius Berger annulled their 2014 “70%funding” by accepting the present arrangement? You didn’t show elementary common sense in your posting.

      • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

        Which arrangement Mr mufu ola? Please stop smoking weed, so in your depraved soul, second Niger bridge project cost is 14b naira.
        You can see that you and your god government are both shameless .this is an integrity deficient government that have reduced governance to lying and falsehood peddling.
        Take a trip to onitsha head bridge and at least you can use this to confirm that these guys are bunch of liars, falsehood peddlers,propagandanists and highly deceitful people.

  • sheyman

    Thanks Mr president, I hope 2017 is for full work. 2nd niger bridge is indeed an achievement

  • Demeji

    Let APC government do the little things that it can do .After 2019 we will no.the one who is working or they who claimed that they did a great job for the passed16year’s.PDP government ruled this Beloved Great Nigeria ,for how many Years.
    APC government is quilt about blaming games.But PDP couldn’t build the Second Niger bridge under Obasanjo and Jonathan.Jonathan couldn’t develop the South East and South South Nigeria.
    Until PDP were thrown out of Aso Rock.South South was given a chance,a great opportunity to change the History books of Nigeria.But he was watesd it

  • Artful ºDodger

    Kano bridge, well worth it. Igbo one, a waste of public funds!

    • yukkmouff

      Hahahahah! What would have been well worth it, was if your dad had used the free Gold Circle Condom on your obstinate mum that eventful harmattan night.