Nigerian govt says Second Niger Bridge will be ready for use by December

The Federal Authorities stated on Monday the Second Niger Bridge can be prepared to be used by December this yr.

The Appearing Controller of Works in Anambra State, Seyi Martins, disclosed this to journalists in Awka.

Martins stated the primary section of the 1.6 kilometre bridge had reached 95 p.c completion.

“Opposite to insinuations that the Second Niger Bridge might be prepared by 2024, the tasks might be prepared to be used by vacationers in the course of the yuletide,” he acknowledged.

The Controller careworn that President Muhammadu Buhari was decided to finish the challenge earlier than the tip of his tenure in 2023.

Martins added: “The primary section of the challenge, which was the bridge itself, is considerably accomplished.

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“The bridge challenge is 95 p.c full and it’s anticipated to be prepared by December 2022.

“The metal guard rails are full, the roads are set for car visitors; the toll plaza space is nearly accomplished, and what’s left is the set up of toll sales space canopies.

“The second section of the challenge is but to start, however the authorities has deemed it match that upon completion of the primary section it will likely be open to visitors.

“On the Onitsha finish, there’s an interchange at Obosi alongside the Onitsha – Owerri freeway the place you possibly can entry the bridge.”

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