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Osinbajo To Southeast: We’ll Complete Second Niger Bridge, N2 Billion Released For It

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo waving school children in Kebbi state

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured the people of the Southeast that work on the Second Niger Bridge, which was abandoned for years by the previous governments, will be completed and put to use before the life of the government.

Professor Osinbajo, who spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag-off in Onitsha, Anambra State today, Friday, said that already, the sum of N2 billion to Julius Berger, the contractor handling the job, for the commencement of the work.

“The APC government is a government that will do everything it has promised. We are not making promises for nothing. The second Niger Bridge, we have been talking about it for a long time, but for the first time, the President went by himself to negotiate the facility to do that second Niger Bridge. That is why the second Niger Bridge is in our current budget and we have provided for it.”

Osinbajo drew attention of the people of Anambra to the exceptional love President Buhari has for the state, adding that the first time that he ran for President, his running mate was from Anambra State and he was late Chief Chuba Okadigbo.

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“The second time that he ran, his running mate was from this State also; Chief Ume-Ezeoke. So I want you to give Mr. President thee Gbosas!” [myad]