Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the progress of work on the construction of the second Niger Bridge.
According to Obiano, the President had done well for the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones.
The governor stated this during an inspection visit of the project in Onitsha, Anambra State. He expressed satisfaction with the standard and pace of work on the project.
I am confident that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver on the job as scheduled, he added.
He noted that the bridge, when completed, would not only boost the economic activities of the South-East and South-South but that of the country at large.
The governor further stated, “I have no choice but to praise President Muhammadu Buhari for his determination in the implementation of other Federal Government’s projects in the state and other states in the geopolitical zone.”
Speaking, the Project Director of Julius Berger Construction Company, Fredrick Wieser, said the construction would be in three phases, adding that the Federal Government had made advance payment of N30bn as mobilisation fee.
According to him, the bridge will be 1.6 km long, while the access road from the Asaba axis will be 3.3 km and 7km from Anambra respectively.