The federal government on Sunday took over the newly constructed 2nd Niger Bridge built by Julius Berger Construction Company.
The construction of the bridge was awarded to Julius Berger by the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari, and was completed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.
The bridge, completed along with toll facilities, was handed over to the federal government.
While taking over the bridge and its facilities, President Tinubu expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done by Julius Berger.
President Tinubu, represented by the Minister for Works, Sen. David Umahi, said, “We are here to take over the completed works of Julius Berger on the 2nd Niger Bridge and the access roads.
“We are satisfied with the works they have completed under the administration of President Tinubu.
“We thank the immediate past president, Buhari for doing quite a lot to bring this project to function and of course my predecessor, Babatunde Fashola.
“The job is impeccably very beautiful and well completed. This project was jointly supervised by the NSIA and the Ministry of Works and is under PIDF funding mechanism by the federal government.”
Handing over the projects, Managing Director of Julius Berger, Nigeria, Dr. Lars Richter, noted that the project was given to them in 2017.
“After a couple of years of construction, we are here today to hand over the entire River Niger Bridge including the toll stations with the facilities to the client completed within time.
“We got the main contract in 2017. In the middle of the year 2023, the bridge was commissioned by the previous administration and today is the technical handover to the new administration.
“It was delivered to the best quality and the federal government is satisfied with the projects.
“From tomorrow, we can now say that the project is the project of the Federal Ministry of Works and I am delighted to handover the project to the client.”