Kingsley U N Chikwendu —
The Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Wednesday, disclosed the completion of construction works of the 2nd Niger bridge. He said it will soon be released for public usage.
He stated this in Abuja at the ongoing press briefing to present scorecard of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
He stated that delay in commissioning of the completed project is the construction of a link road that was recently flooded.
“I can confirm that the second Niger bridge itself is finished, the Minister said.
“People can walk through the bridge now unimpeded. What remains is the four-kilometer 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 7kilometer road that links the bridge and the Onitsha-Owerri interchange”.