Kogi State government has announced that work on the proposed Confluence Bridge across River Niger and Benue in Kogi state will commence in October this year.
The bridge is expected to link Ganaja in Ajaokuta Local Government Council to Shintakun in Bassa Local Government Council of the state.
The project which is under Public Private Partnership (PPP) is expected to be supported by the Kogi state government as the company handling the project, WALCOTT Nigeria LImited in conjunction with some financial institutions is expected to improve the economic of the state.
The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Christopher Esiah who led the delegation on the visit on Kogi state Governor, Captain Idris Wada on Monday disclosed that they are proud to partner with Captain Idris Wada’s administration to bring the proposed Bridge to a reality.
Responding, the Kogi state Governor, Captain Idris Wada said the bridge will open up for the development of the state.
Captain Wada noted that it will save as huge advantages to develop Lokoja as a modern state pointing out that it will also boost socio-economic activities of the state capital.
The governor stressed that government will support the project with solid political will saying that as a government they believe in the project “I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the project is completed in 36 months projection by the company” he promised.
Captain Wada added that if completed it will enable the state to become industrial giant of the North Central Zone of the country as it will attract more investors to the state.
The team led by the governor later visited the site of the project.