Minister of Finance, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, said a sum of N4 billion will be expended to undertake the emergency rehabilitation and maintenance of the third mainland bridge in Lagos.
This was disclosed at the formal virtual public presentation of the 2021 budget by the Minister.
Other selected projects to be undertaken include over N54 billion to be expended for the construction & renovation of various Bridge projects nationwide, as well as N500m counterpart funding for construction of a joint border bridge at Mfum/Ekok under the Nigeria/Cameroun International highway and transport facilitation programme.
Also, the construction and rehabilitation of roads in every geo-political zone in Nigeria, which is expected to gulp over N168 billion, include:
Counterpart Funding for the dualization of Makurdi – Enugu Road; Akwanga – Jos – Bauchi – Gombe Road.
Reconstruction of the Outstanding Sections of Benin – Ofosu – Ore – Ajebandele – Shagamu Expressway of Ilorin – Jebba – Mokwa/Bokani Junction Road; Ilorin-Kabba-Obajana Junction to Benin; Suleja-Minna Road, Niger State.
Construction of Bodo – Bonny Road; rehabilitation of Yola-Hong-Mubi Road; rehabilitation Of Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari Road; 9th Mile-Enugu-Port Harcourt; dual Carriageway for 9th-mile bypass; upgrading and rehabilitation of Keffi – Akwanga – Lafia Road Project; rehabilitation of Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi.