The federal government has released a list of the 69 ongoing road and bridge projects in the Southeast which costs about N1.4bn.
Although, the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who listed the projects noted that some of the contracts were awarded before the advent of the current administration, he said they were either poorly funded or not funded at all.
According to a statement signed by the special adviser to the Minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi, the federal government noted that the 69 roads and bridges, which are spread across the five states in the Southeast, are now in different stages of completion.
“The 69 roads and bridges, which are spread across the five states in the Southeast, are now in different stages of completion, thanks to the funding sourced by the present administration from budgetary allocations, the Sukuk Bond and the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund,” he stated.
Out of the 69 projects, 25 are domicile in Enugu State, 17 in Anambra State, 12 in Abia State, 11 in Imo State and 4 in Ebonyi State.
The minister however noted that government is also looking into the possibility of using part of the recovered looted funds to fund the development of infrastructure across the country.
While announcing the projects, which include the rehabilitation of the existing Niger Bridge as well as the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge last week, Alhaji Mohammed promised to publish the full list of the roads and bridges, as well as give a state-by-state breakdown of the total figure.