The Second Niger Bridge is officially opened to vehicular movements. This happened at exactly 9:50 am on Thursday, December 15, 2022 despite assurances by the Federal Government that the bridge will be opened at 12am.
According to a government officials, the delay was as a result of some little adjustments on the roads linking the bridge.
The first driver to pass through the bridge, Sunday Emem, expressed his delight: “I feel so happy, at least it will reduce the hold-up. We’ve stayed over one hour at the other bridge,” he said.
Obinna Eze, the second driver to pass through the bridge, urged the present administration to complete it before May 2023. “It is a reality, though it is not 100% complete, so far what we are seeing is impressive. We commend the present administration and we hope they complete it based on the time frame,” Eze said.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), last Thursday disclosed that the Second Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic from December 15, 2022, to January 15, 2023 to ease the experience of travellers during the Yuletide break.
The 1.6 kilometres long bridge is linking Anambra and Delta states.