South-East NAWOJ Inspects Work On Second Niger Bridge

South-East NAWOJ Inspects Work On Second Niger Bridge

Comrade Stella Igboka VP South East NAWOJ.

By Nkiru Nwagbo.

The Second Niger Bridge will be opened to vehicular traffic in the fourth quarter of year 2022.

A Director and Federal Controller Of Works in the Federal Ministry Of Works,Engineer Adeyemo Ajani stated this while addressing Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, South East Zone led by their Vice President, Comrade Stella Igboka who came to inspect the level of work done so far on the Second Niger Bridge.

According to Engineer Ajani,the  eleven-point -three kilometer project, started in 2019 ,and fully funded by the Federal Government at the sum of two hundred point six billion naira,is more than eighty-three percent completed.

Explaining further, Engineer Ajani said the second Niger Bridge is one -point -six kilometers which is nearing completion while eight kilometers out of the ten-point-three kilometers of the acess roads to the bridge have been done stressing that the Second Niger Bridge Project was a very difficult one because of the terrain which is swampy and waterlogged, and disclosed that at some point, they adopted new modern technology to improve the soil and stabilize it for the project to stand the test of time.

He also said the bridge has three lane and would have been completed before now if not for delays occasioned by COVID-19,and protests giving strong assurance that those coming back for 2022 Christmas celebration will make use of the Second Niger Bridge.

The Health Safety  And Environmental Manager,Mr Tim Oseghe who guided the tour on the Second Niger Bridge,said Julius Berger is proud to be part of development of South East Region,pointed out that they did not record any injury in the course of the work,noted that the Second Niger Bridge is a blessing to the people.

Engineer Yetunde,a female Engineer who led in the tour,threw more light on the Obosi Interchange and the technology applied in working on the access road which was water initially saying that access road from Delta to the Second Niger Bridge is three-point-three kilometers while from Anambra is  seven kilometers.

Speaking at the end of the inspection, Comrade Stella Igboka expressed satisfaction at the advancement of work of at the Second Niger Bridge, which according to her is strategic to South -East and South-South and thanked the Federal Government led by President Buhari for making the Second Niger Bridge a reality.

Also,the News Manager, Kpakpando FM,Comrade Monic Okechukwu who said that seeing is believing,confirmed that working is nearing completion at the Second Niger Bridge expressing hope that the project will be delivered according to promise.

Our Correspondent who covered the inspection reports that the women journalists walked on the Second Niger Bridge in the course of inspection where heavy equipment and Engineers were seen doing different type of construction work . 

Heavy traffic occasioned by the road construction was also observed at the Idemili Obosi roundabout.

Among the entourage were Manager UNIZIK FM,Ify Obi,News Manager, NTA Onitsha,Maureen Ezeokeke,Head Of News,ABS,Onitsha,Chinyelu Obiejesi,A Deputy Director ABS News,Awka,Ebele Eze among others.


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