The second Niger Bridge has been completed, reveals FG.
Glamtush reports that the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has confirmed that the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge is now completed and may be released to commuters by December.
This online platform understands that he stated this at a press briefing to unveil an end-of-term series entitled “PMB Administration Scorecard 2015-2023.”
The scorecard is designed to showcase the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
According to him, the only factor delaying the inauguration of the road is the construction of the link road which the recent surge of flooding has impeded.
He said, “I can confirm that the Second Niger Bridge itself is finished. People can walk through the bridge now unimpeded. What remains is the four-kilometre link road on the Asaba side.
“Right now, our dredger is in place, we have to rebuild the road by reclaiming sand, the recent surge of flood has slowed us down. On the Onitsha side, there is a seven-kilometre road that links the bridge and the Onitsha-Owerri interchange.”
“The commitment I made about the second Niger bridge at the retreat was that before this administration goes, it will be fully operational.”