The Federal Government on Monday announced the date for the opening of the 2nd Niger Bridge. The Managing Director and Chief Executive of National Inland Waterways, NIWA, George Moghalu, disclosed that the Bridge will be launched on February 2022.
Moghalu announced the opening at the flag-off of a bathymetric survey of the Aghommili-Mmamu-Ezu-Nkisi-Niger River course, on Tuesday in Anambra State.
He said: “By February next year 2022, the new 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened for vehicular use.President Muhammadu Buhari had flagged off the construction of the eastern rail line at Port Harcourt. This will traverse all states in the South-East.”
He further stated that the Buhari Government is committed to transforming the lives of all Nigerians, including those of the South-East.
The bathymetric survey of the rivers that share a common course is targeted at opening up enormous economic and agricultural activities to boost commercial activities in Anambra State.
This would also restore the historic water transportation along the course like in the past, which would also reduce pressure on our roads infrastructure.”