One thing is certain, the second Niger Bridge that is ongoing, when completed, would serve millions of Nigerians and bring much-awaited relief to the South-Eastern region of the country, OYOGist.com confirms.
The Buhari-led administration, that is developing the massive project, has spared no effort in making Nigerians know this.
It was the poster sign for the promise that the government would deliver to the Igbos if they voted Buhari back into office in 2019. It was also a not-so-subtle taunting message used to remind the Igbos that even their own son, Goodluck Jonathan, couldn’t do as much as their much-hated arch-enemy Buhari, a Fulani, is doing for them.
OYOGist.com recall that the 2nd Niger Bridge is being constructed by the Buhari-led administration, albeit, with Nigerian funds.
So, when Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad, instead of simply showing Nigerians where the status of the 2nd Niger Bridge is at, decided to use it as a campaign tool to promote the goodwill of his boss, didn’t meet favorable response.
“When the Second Niger Bridge is completed, it will be a gift that will keep the President @MBuhari ’s administration in the minds of millions Nigerians for a very long time. #PMBAtWork,” Ahmad tweeted.
A user quickly countered him, by reminding him that no one cares about who constructed the 3rd Mainland Bridge, which is the 2nd longest bridge in Africa, and is used by millions of Nigerians.
“LMAO… 3rd mainland bridge is the 2nd longest in the whole of Africa. It was constructed by General Ibrahim Babangida, but he it’s just boring history today, as over 60% of its users don’t even know that.You think Buhari will be in our hearts because of a 1.6km long bridge?” a user replied Bashir Ahmed.
Another asked if Bashir Ahmed thinks the bridge would be completed before President Buhari leaves office.
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However, whatever the circumstance, the 2nd Niger Bridge would remain a project that signifies to Nigerians that President Buhari is interested in the development of the country.
See photos of the 2nd Niger Bridge still under construction below: