The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday, October 3, announced that the Second Niger Bridge which had been in the works for some time now, would be ready for use by December this year.
The Acting Controller of Works in Anambra State, Seyi Martins, revealed this to journalists in Awka.
According to Martins, the first phase of the 1.6-kilometer bridge had reached 95% completion.
“Contrary to insinuations that the Second Niger Bridge will be completed by 2024, the projects will be ready for use by travelers during the yuletide season,” he stated.
The Controller had also stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari was determined to complete the project before his tenure expires in 2023, as it had been a part of his campaign promise in 2019.
“The second phase of the project is yet to commence, but the government has deemed it fit that upon completion of the first phase it will be open to traffic. At the Onitsha end, there is an interchange at Obosi along the Onitsha – Owerri highway where you can access the bridge.” Martins concluded.