2nd Niger Bridge: Ohanaeze lauds Buhari as completion reaches 95%


Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has lauded the Federal Government’s giant strides in the realization of the second Niger Bridge up to 95% completion.

Minister of Works, Mr Babatunde Fashola brought the cheering news when he visited the site.

Ohanaeze in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isigozoro, said the fulfilment of the Government’s promises to Nigerians and Ndigbo in particular, would strengthen the level of people’s confidence in expecting more from the Buhari’s administration.

The statement read in part” We are conscious of the fact that there are about 3.3 km of uncompleted road from the Asaba axis and 7km of uncompleted road, from the Anambra axis of the 2nd Niger Bridge.

“We are hopeful that the contractors will expedite actions for the realization of 10.3 km roads from both axis of the roads to ensure that commuters and road users will enjoy the benefits of the 2nd Niger Bridge during the festival period of Christmas and New Year.”

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This is a legacy project that Ndigbo will always refer to as the mother of all infrastructural facilities completed by Buhari’s Government and should be renamed after Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu bridge from the proposed name as Buhari’s Bridge.

According to Ohanaeze, Ndigbo are relieved of unbelievable treaties of previous Governments on the second Niger bridge and also pardoned President Buhari over his inability to fulfil other 2015 electoral promises, which included the revamping of the Enugu Coal mine but the announcement of the completion of the 2nd Niger Bridge including a 35km bypass road linking Anambra and Delta States through a concession under a Public Private Partnership scheme.

The statement further stated that the 2nd Niger Bridge has restored the confidence of Ndigbo that the project started on September 1st, 2018 will fully be ready for commission by December 2022.

While lauding the federal government for the feat they urged Buhari to complete other projects in the Southeast before May 2023.

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