FG to expand Bodo-Bonny Bridge


The Federal Government is to expand the Bodo-Bonny Bridge that links the Ogoni land with other communities to double lanes.

The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola stated this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja after inspecting the project site.

Mr. Fashola said viable projects should not be conceived for a short time beneficial period but for generations.

The Minister explained that expanding the size of the bridge would give rise to industrialization of the area and open up economic opportunities for the people.

He said the project awarded many years ago but abandoned due to lack of funding, would be completed to give the people a sense of belonging and boost economic activities in the area.

Mr. Fashola gave the assurance that the eco system in the riverine area would be preserved in the cause of the construction of the bridge.