- The Director General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Aminu Diko, Wednesday, disclosed that the Federal Government is scrutinizing the contract cost and conditions surrounding the Second Niger Bridge project.
- Diko, who spoke to State House correspondents after making presentations to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, stated that the Ministry of Works has been asked to review the contract cost of the project.
- He also said the Commission has also identified some errors in the project.
According to him: “The second Niger Bridge is one of the projects that we discussed with the President. We did say yes it is in the commission for regulatory oversight. We have been discussing the transaction with the ministry of works. But before it can be finalized, the commission has to give a certificate of compliance, but we haven’t given that because we have seen a lot of issues that we are uncomfortable with.
“We are talking with the ministry of works for them to correct it. The communities around that area are clamouring that their lands have been taken and that they have not been compensated adequately.