The federal government has announced the completion of the Second Niger Bridge in the South-East.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in Abuja.
The minister said the bridge which was now ready for use was only delayed by the connecting road whose construction was delayed by the recent flooding in the area.
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-kilometer 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.”