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Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says President Muhammadu Buhari will leave behind a legacy of massive infrastructure.
Speaking with reporters after a tour of a 1.8 kilometer bridge across river Benue on Thursday, Mohammed said the bridge has helped the communities around it to curtail insecurity.
The information minister was on the tour with Babatunde Fashola and George Akume, ministers of works and housing and special duties, respectively.
The bridge known as “Loko-Oweto” links Nasarawa and Benue states.
According to Mohammed, the bridge which is funded by the Sukuk loan, has reached 97.3 percent completion.
“What this bridge is achieving is that it is linking the northern part of the country and the Southern part of the country,” Segun Adeyemi, special assistant to the president on media, quoted the information minister as saying.
“Even though we call it Loko-Oweto Bridge, which is linking Nasarawa and Benue states,
it goes further to link the south-south and the south-east.
“The communities have been able to highlight how this bridge has also helped in the area of curbing insecurity, as well as fostering integration and friendship between the two communities.”
The minister said the federal government would continue to show to Nigerians that it is “judiciously utilizing the loans it has taken to develop infrastructure across the country.”
On his part, Fashola said the bridge has been completed but the link roads on both ends should be ready by the end of 2020.
The works minister said the bridge would aid the transportation of agricultural produce from the farms around there to markets.
Fashola said the bridge is one of the 37 bridges across the country that is either being constructed or rehabilitated by the federal government.
Also speaking, Akume urged the people of Benue and Nasarawa states to remain peaceful in order to attract more projects to the area.
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