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Second Niger Bridge completed – Fashiola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola on Wednesday said the Second Niger Bridge will soon be opened for use.

Fashola stated this during a ministerial briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to the Minister, the Second Niger bridge has been completed and people can walk through the bridge without any impediment.

He said what was left to be completed is the four-kilometer link road on the Asaba side.

Second Niger Bridge is completed. What is remaining is a 4km interchange road at the Asaba end and 2km out of a 7km link road at the Onitsha end,” Fashola said.

The Federal government had earlier this month told Nigerians that the bridge would be ready before Christmas.

The Acting Controller of Works in Anambra State, Mr Seyi Martins, told Journalists in Awka that the first phase of the Second Niger Bridge measuring 1.6km, had reached 95 percent completion.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Julian Osamoto