Second Niger Bridge to be completed in February 2022

Nigerian senate

The Senate has reassured Nigerians that the Second Niger Bridge would be completed in February 2022 as the project was well funded by the Federal Government.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Sen. Adamu Aliero, gave the assurance when he led members his committee on inspection tour of the bridge and other road projects in the South East.

The 11.9 kilometers-long bridge was awarded by the Federal Government to Julius Berger on Sept. 1, 2018 at the contract sum of N206.1 billion.

Aliero said with the pace of work on the project, the committee was very optimistic that the contractor would be able to complete it within the time frame.

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said the bridge, when completed, would be an edifice to behold.

Project Manager, Stefan Uelzmann, said the company had good support from the Federal Government concerning the security situation. Also, the Federal Controller of Works in Anambra, Adeyemo Ajani, said while constructing the bridge, measures had been taken to tackle any flood eventuality.