The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has confirmed the completion of the 2nd Niger Bridge by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The former Lagos governor said this on Wednesday in Abuja during a press briefing to present Buhari’s scorecard.
He said the bridge will soon be released for use, but added that the recent flood has impeded the construction of the link road.
He said, “I can confirm that the second Niger bridge itself is finished. People can walk through the bridge now unimpeded. What remains is the four-kilometre link road on the Asaba side.
“Right now, our dredger is in place, we have to rebuild the road by reclaiming sand, the recent surge of flood has slowed us down. On the Onitsha side, there is a 7kilometer road that links the bridge and the Onitsha-Owerri interchange.”