Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has praised President Muhammadu Buhari following the progress made on the construction of the second Niger Bridge stating that the he had done well for the South-East and South -South geopolitical zones.
Obiano, who stated this during an inspection visit of the project in Onitsha, expressed satisfaction with the standard and pace of work on the project.
The governor said he was confident that the Federal Government under Buhari would deliver on the job as scheduled and that when completed, the bridge would not only boost the economic activities of the South -East and South -South but that of the country at large.
“I have no choice but to praise President Muhammadu Buhari for his determination in the implementation of other Federal Government projects in the state and other states in the geopolitical zone.”
Fredrick Wieser, the Project Director of Julius Berger Construction Company, said the construction would be in three phases, adding that the Federal Government had made advance payment of N30 billion as mobilisation fee.
He said the bridge will be 1.6 km long , while the access road from the Asaba axis will be 3.3 km and 7 km from Anambra respectively.
“Right now, we are doing the foundation work in the river which will be 50 metres deep . The pilling work in the river will be 15 metres above the water level to allow free flow of ships . With the determination of the present administration, the project will be delivered on or before February 28 , 2022 .”