South-East Governors Named 2nd Niger Bridge After President Buhari | #NwokeukwuMascot
Second Niger Bridge, Officially Commissioned Today
|South East Governor Commissioning Second Niger Bridge|
The 3.2 kilometer Second Niger Bridge linking Delta State and Anambra State has been commissioned today by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari performed the function virtually while other stakeholders gathered at the Asaba end of the bridge to witness the history making event.
The Bridge which its total contract sum amounts to over 200 billion naira was named after President Muhammadu Buhari making it Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge.
The Federal Secretariat, Awka named after former Federal Head of Service, Ebele Okeke was also commissioned today.
President Buhari said that the projects are part of his commitment to improve on infrastructural development in the country, create employment opportunities and enthrone sustainable economic transformation.
The President further revealed that the projects were funded through loans and money recovered from crime.He said that most of the debt recorded by his administration are tied to infrastructure which has direct impact on the growth of the nation.
The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo in his speech said that the project will be a major economic game changer for the South East, South South and the entire Nigeria.
He commended President Buhari for delivering the second Niger Bridge and said that the bridge has remained one of the major projects the South Eastern part of Nigeria has been agitating for.
He said that other projects needed to fastrack development in the South East including rail way, gas pipeline among others will be presented to Buhari's successor.
The event attracted other Governor's including that of Delta, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa represented and Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodimma, traditional rulers from the host communities among others.
The unveiling and cutting of tape was done by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige flanked by Governors, traditional rulers and other critical stakeholders.