The Buhari administration is currently undertaking 524 road and bridge construction projects across the country. This was made known by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
Fashola made the revelation while updating the Federal Executive Council on the ongoing road and bridge construction/rehabilitation projects nationwide.
According to him, 80 of them as priority projects scheduled for completion in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. They were prioritized to enhance ease of doing business in the locations.
The Minister also revealed that every State in the Federation including the FCT has at least three such ongoing projects.
Listed as priority projects include 27 financed with Sovereign SUKUK Fund. Another 47 projects were scheduled for substantial completion in 2020/2021 and other priority projects, two roads leading to the ports and four major bridges.
Fashola also noted that Federal roads and bridges (categorized from A1 to A9) are major arterial routes that connect all states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory. He adding that the routes and bridges linked cities with high economic activities and carried majority of Heavy Goods Vehicles which gradually dispersed through the link routes to different parts of the country.