He said that the Permanent Secretary, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Alhaji Babangida Hussaini, was able to fulfil a promise he made to fast track the process for award of the contract.
“When the contractor comes everybody will see him but I am telling you authoritatively that what the permanent secretary promised has come to reality, it has been awarded to a contractor.
“The contract was awarded before the end of March 2021 because immediately the permanent secretary got to Abuja, he approved it,’’ Popoola said.
The controller said that he was expecting the contractor to resume to site soon in the month of May.
The permanent secretary was on a technical inspection of roads and housing projects in Lagos.
NAN reports that the bridge was gutted by fire when a fuel tanker fell over in January 2021, leading to its closure to vehicular movements, causing motorists to face difficulties plying the route. (NAN)