On Wednesday, May 23, President Buhari virtually commissioned the 3.2-kilometer Second Niger Bridge linking Delta State and Anambra State.
President Buhari performed the function virtually, and other stakeholders gathered at the Asaba end of the bridge to witness the history-making event.
The Federal Secretariat, Awka named after former Federal Head of Service, Ebele Okeke was also commissioned on Wednesday.
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. He revealed that the projects were funded through loans and money recovered from crime.
He said that most of the debt recorded by his administration is tied to infrastructure which has a direct impact on the growth of the nation.
Anambra state governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, said that the project will be a major economic game changer for the South East, South-South, and 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 fast-track development in the South East including the railway, and gas pipeline among others will be presented to Buhari’s successor.
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.
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