Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission a two-lane bridge at the Mfum/ Ekok border between Nigeria and Cameroon.
The president is currently in the United Kingdom for the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025 and a medical checkup afterwards.
Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, disclosed this on Monday when he inspected the bridge and the approach road in Etung Local Government of Cross River State.
Fashola expressed delight and commended the project which was implemented by the Road Sector Development Team (RSDT) at a construction cost of $38,836,552.3 and financed by Nigeria and Cameroon.
He said the project would help the influx of investments to Nigeria and strengthen the ties between the two countries.
The Minister said Nigeria is a signatory to the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) and the bridge which is a strategic infrastructure is built in conformity to international standard because it cuts across two countries.
Records show the project started on April 26, 2017 and was completed on March 31, 2021.