South-east governors name Second Niger Bridge after Buhari

Our reporter/ Governors from Nigeria’s south-east region have named the Second Niger Bridge after President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari Sallau, the president’s personal assistant on media, Buhari Sallau made the disclosure via a post on his Facebook page.

“Following consultations, the governors of the south-east have agreed that the second Niger Bridge shall be named the Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge”, he wrote.

Speaking at the virtual inauguration of the bridge, Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo, said despite the south-east not voting for him, Buhari fulfilled the promise he made to the geopolitical zone.

“He asked for our votes, we did not give him. He made a promise and now he has fulfilled the promise even though we didn’t vote for him.”

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On his part, Anambra state governor, Charles Soludo, said Buhari will remembered in the south-east after leaving office.

“As you (Buhari) leave office, the south-east will remember you. It would not be inappropriate to call you Mr Infrastructure. This is a promise delivered.”

The federal government last December in order to ease traffic in the south-east during the festive season temporarily opened the Second Niger Bridge for use.

The bridge opened for one month during the yuletide and was later closed to traffic on January 15, 2023, for the completion of the Loko-Oweto Bridge and link roads between Benue and Nasarawa states.

On May 15, the bridge was fully opened to motorists, while some finishing touches like lane markings were ongoing.

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