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Second Niger bridge completed, soon to be ready for use —Fashola



The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that construction work on the 2nd Niger bridge has been completed and will soon be ready for use by the public.

He revealed this on Wednesday at a press conference in Abuja.

Speaking further, Fashola who was presenting President Muhammadu Buhari’s scorecard in the last seven years, said what is delaying the commissioning of the bridge is the link road construction which has been hampered due to the flooding that has affected Anambra State.

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“I can confirm that the Second Niger Bridge itself is finished. People can walk through the bridge now unimpeded. What remains is the four-kilometer link road on the Asaba side,” the former Lagos State Governor said.

“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 7 kilometer road that links the bridge and the Onitsha-Owerri interchange,” Fashola added.

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