Promise: Complete the 2nd Niger Bridge
March 10, 2022

Second Niger bridge to be completed by April, Commissioned before December 2022

Promise: Complete the 2nd Niger Bridge

Musa Zayyad
Musa Zayyad
Last Updated
March 11, 2022
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President Muhammadu Buhari in his #NextLevel manifesto promised to complete the second Niger bridge. The bridge is expected to link two economical hubs — Asaba and Onitsha — together.

The project which was initiated during the Goodluck Jonathan administration is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) which includes a 10.6km highway and a 1.6km bridge which is the highlight of the project. Apart from linking the South-South to the South-East geo-political zone, the project will also help to reduce traffic congestion and congestion on the first Niger Bridge.

During an inspection visit of the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige and the Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji to the bridge on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, it was announced that the bridge will be completed by April 2022 and commissioned by the president before the end of the year.

The Federal Controller of Works in Anambra State and the Engineer Representative of the 2nd Niger Bridge, Engineer Ajani Adeyemo said that the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing initiated the construction of the second Niger Bridge which has attained 93 per cent completion under the leadership of President Buhari.

The completion of the second Niger bridge will open up the South-South and the South-East to more economic activities, boost road safety and security and reduce traffic congestion on the first Niger bridge.

With the recent news of the project reaching 93 per cent completion and the minister providing a timeline for its completion and commission, this promise is rated In the Works.