The 1.6-kilometer 2nd Niger Bridge connecting Asaba in Delta State and Onitsha in Anambra State has been inaugurated for use virtually by President Muhammadu Buhari.
At the ground-breaking ceremony, benefitting communities in the South-South and South-East commended the Buhari administration for the completion of the bridge after nine years.
The communities in Asaba and Onitsha rolled out their drums to appreciate the President and the naming of the 2nd Niger Bridge after him.
The project, which was launched by Former President, Goodluck Jonathan in March, 2014, is 1.6 km (0.99 miles) long.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige cutting the tape at the venue of the inauguration ceremony of the 2nd Niger Bridge
The Representatives of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe and the Asagba of Asaba, Obi Chike Edozien described the completion of the bridge as a big relief to the people of the South-South and South-East, as well as “a dream come true”.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige said the delivery of the bridge by President Buhari was a fulfillment of promise made, and expressed gratitude to the President for it.
Reporting by Sam Erhunmwunsee; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor