The Office of Public Private Partnerships has chosen CCECC-CRCCIG Consortium from a field of six bidders.

Mota-Engil (Nigeria & Africa), CCCC & CRBC Consortium came second and has been named as the reserve bidder.

Special adviser to the governor on public-private partnerships, Ope George, said that the bridge would become the second longest in Africa. The main 4.5km Lagoon Bridge forms part of a 37km project that also includes three toll plazas and nine interchanges.

George said that 52 responses had been received following the request for expressions of interest, which was issued in November 2019. Of these, 32 were subsequently issued with a request for quotation and 15 of them submitted responses in April 2020. Upon evaluation, six bidders met the criteria to progress to the request for proposals stage, he added.