Second Niger Bridge to be named after President Buhari

Second Niger Bridge to be named after President Buhari

The Second Niger Bridge, a significant infrastructure project connecting Delta State’s capital, Asaba, to Onitsha in Anambra State, will be officially named the Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge.

The decision was announced on social media by Bashir Ahmad, the Special Assistant on Digital Communications to the President.

Southeast governors reached a consensus to honor President Muhammadu Buhari by naming the bridge after him, as disclosed by Tolu Ogunlesi, the Special Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media. This agreement followed thorough consultations among the governors.

On May 22, 2023, Femi Adesina, the Media Adviser to the President, declared that President Buhari would commission several infrastructure projects, including three major bridges, three Federal Secretariats, and a road. The highly anticipated inauguration will commence with the Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge, which had been conceived in 2005.

Additional bridges to be commissioned include the Loko-Oweto Bridge, connecting Benue to Nasarawa State over the River Benue, and the Ikom Bridge in Cross River State.

The Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge spans 1.6 km and serves as a crucial link between Asaba and Onitsha.

In addition to the bridge’s renaming, President Buhari authorized the naming of the newly-completed Federal Secretariat in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, as the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Federal Secretariat.


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