Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the progress of work on the construction of the Second Niger Bridge.
Obiano, who stated this during an inspection visit of the project in Onitsha, Anambra State. added that the President had done well for the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones.
He expressed satisfaction with the standard and pace of work on the project.
The governor said he was confident that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver on the job as scheduled.
He noted that the Second Niger Bridge, when completed, would not only boost the economic activities of the South-East and South-South but that of the country at large.
Obiano said, “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.
Wieser said, “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.”