Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Adebowale Akinsanya, at a ministerial press conference in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria said that the State Government was at last stage of selection of preferred bidder for the project stating that the new bidder would be announced in June 2018.
The government said works on the proposed bridge would begin before the end of the year.
According to Akinsanya, “In the last one year, the state received a series of proposals from prospective partners. As head of the technical committee, we look at technical proposals submitted by the bidders. And after the exercise, we ended up short listing three bidders.
“After that, the finance and technical committee met to check bids submitted. Presently, we are at the last stage, interview session.”
the commissioner also revealed that the bidders would be directed to submit further information, basically to convince representative of the government.
“And by June, we will announce prefer bidder for the project. The reason we embark on this rigorous exercise was to ensure that appropriate partner is selected for the project.
“This project is priority to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. And before end of the year, work on fourth Mainland bridge will commence. We are on last phase of selection,” he said.
However, the state government had almost two years ago awarded the construction of the 38km bridge to Africa Finance Corporation, AFC and other investors and later terminated the contract after a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, had been signed.