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Second Niger Bridge: Buhari moves to fulfil key promises as work progresses

by Austin Areh
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Completion of the Second Niger Bridge in Onitsha, Anambra state, being one of the key campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, pays a recent visit to the construction site, and reaffirmed that the Buhari administration is committed to early completion of the bridge.

Osinbajo said that the Niger Bridge was very important for the economy of the southeast and the Nigerian economy as a whole. READ ALSO: Atiku vs Buhari: APC jittery over collapsing defence at Appeal Court – PDP He was also accompanied by the former minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Raji Fashola. He said: “I had the privilege of visiting the bridge from the Asaba end. “The fascinating thing as we were told by the engineers is how much work goes into just the piling,” Osinbajo tweeted his experience during the inspection.

Describing the quality of work, Osinbajo said that “each one of the piers is the equivalent of an 18 storey building in the ground and there are about 1,000 – 1,300 workers hard at work to bring the project to a reality. It is the firm commitment of President @MBuhari that this project be completed as quickly as it can.

Meanwhile, some Nigerians who have visited the construction site also confirmed the level of work done so far. Sharing photos of the bridge, Honour, tweeting at @azeez_ibrahim11, said: “This is Okechukwu Buhari Olabiwonu second Niger Bridge as at today, God Bless PMB, God Bless Nigeria, God Bless Lovers of Nigeria.”

Federal government says they gave an assurance that the N220 billion Second Niger bridge will be completed on or before the scheduled deadline of February 2022

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