4 Did you know about the beginnings of Eko Bridge

  1. Did you know that the idea for the bridge was conceived by the government of Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa with Inuwa Wada as Minister of Works but the Bridge was built and commissioned by the administration of General Yakubu Gowon with Femi Okunnu as Minister of Works?
  2. Did you know that the Bridge was constructed during the Nigerian Civil War, and within a span of 24months by Julius Berger AG and was completed within schedule?
  3. Did you know that some people wished that the Bridge be named ‘Gowon Bridge’ but Works Minister, Femi Okunnu recommended that it be named ‘Eko Bridge?’
  4. Did you know that the 1961 design of the bridge incorporated toll collection on the bridge but toll collection was jettisoned after the Bridge was inaugurated?
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