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Uzodinma Hails Buhari Over Completion Of 2nd Niger Bridge

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma and other South-East Governors, and Stakeholders have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for completing and commissioning the second Niger Bridge linking Asaba and Onitsha in Delta/Anambra States.

At the commissioning and handover held in Anambra State, Governor Uzodinma in his address disclosed that the bridge which has been named ‘President Muhammadu Buhari Bridge’, is a prayer answered for ndi Igbo and the nation at large, after so many years of appeals to the Government after Government.

The Governor eulogized President Muhammadu Buhari as the hero of new Nigeria, not just because of his administration’s infrastructural transformation of the nation but for his commitment to the actualisation of the unprecedented projects.

President Muhammadu Buhari in his address virtually, disclosed that his administration has doubled Nigeria’s infrastructure which signifies the country’s sharp focus on delivering prosperity to the citizens.

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The ‘Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge’ was first flagged off by President Olusegun Obasanjo in May 2007, the construction was commenced by President Goodluck Jonathan in March 2014 and was fully funded and completed by President Muhammadu Buhari in fulfilment of his promise to Ndi Igbo.

The Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement, saying the President also commissioned seven legacy projects completed by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing across the country.

The Second Niger Bridge was conceptualised in 2005. In 2014, there was an attempt to begin the project through Public Private Partnership (PPP) but this was not successful. The construction began in 2016 with the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).

Also commissioned were the Loko-Oweto Bridge across River Benue to link Benue to Nasarawa State and the Ikom Bridge in Cross River State. The road project is the completed section of the over 200 kilometres of Kano-Kaduna Dual Carriage Expressway and three new Federal Secretariats.

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