Babatunde Raji Fashola
Former governor of Lagos state and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has stated that the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has led to the delay in the completion of the Second Niger Bridge project.
Speaking in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, December 21, Fashola disclosed that construction workers have not been able to work on the project on Mondays for over 2 years.
Asides from the sit-at-home order, other challenges like relocating transmission lines connecting the East to the West across the Niger River have also contributed to the delay.
“These dates keep shifting and people must remember that on the eastern side, our contractors have not been able to work on Mondays for almost two years and that has affected the completion date.”