President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that the 11.9km long Second Niger Bridge, 120 km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and other key projects under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) would be completed before he leaves office in 2023.
The president gave the assurance at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organized to assess the progress made towards the achievement of the nine key priorities of the Buhari administration.
He used the occasion of the retreat, the third edition since the second term of his administration, to highlight some of the federal government’s notable achievements in the last two years.
President Buhari listed his administration’s accomplishments in the areas of infrastructure, transportation, economy, electricity supply, and the petroleum industry, among others.
‘‘The PIDF projects are also advancing remarkably. These include the 11.9km Second Niger Bridge, 120 km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, 375 km Abuja – Kaduna – Zaria – Kano Expressway and the East West Road. Most of these projects are expected to be completed within this second term of our administration,’’ he said.