Nigeria’s N51 billion Loko-Oweto Bridge ready in May

12 February 2019

The 1.8-km Loko-Oweto bridge,
constructed at a cost of N51 billion, will be ready in May, according to
Dayyabu Mamman, Director of Highways (North-Central Zone), Federal Ministry of
Power, Works and Housing.

“Work on the project is 93%
completed; the bridge will be ready and handed over to the Federal Government
for inauguration in May,” Mamman said on Saturday, when he led a
delegation on an inspection of federal roads in the state.

Mamman said that the bridge,
whose construction was awarded to Reynolds Construction Company in 2011, would
connect Benue with Nasarawa State.

He said that the construction of
the bridge was expected to be completed within 48 months, but was later
extended to 84 months.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),
which covered the inspection tour, also quoted Celestine Shausu, Federal
Controller of Works, Benue State, as saying that the 103-km Otukpo-Apa-Oweto
road was ready for inauguration.

Shausu explained that the road,
which is in two phases, was started in 2011 with the Benue Government
constructing 50 km from Otukpo to Iga-Opkaya, before the federal government
took over its rehabilitation.

He said that the remaining 53 km, which was awarded to CGC Nigeria Limited in 2014 at the cost of N7.9 billion, was completed and awaiting inauguration, and expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done by the contractor.

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