The Governors of the South-East have decided to rename the Second Niger Bridge.
They agreed that the bridge would be named after President Muhammadu Buhari following consultations.
The Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed the development in a tweet on Tuesday.
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The post read:
“The Second Niger Bridge is to officially be called/known as Buhari Second Niger Bridge. The Muhammadu Buhari Bridge is officially commissioned today, by President Muhammadu Buhari. #PMBLegacy.”
The Special Assistant to the President on Digital/New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, also made the confirmation in a tweet.
“Following consultations, the Governors of the South-East have agreed that the Second Niger Bridge shall be named the Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated the Second Niger Bridge, amid encomium from many prominent Igbo indigenes of the South East zone, including Prof Chukwuma Soludo, Chris Ngige, Senator Hope Uzodinma, among others.
Buhari performed the inauguration virtually from Aso Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital, opening it to motorists plying through Asaba in Delta State to Onitsha in Anambra State.
“Getting out of poverty is much more difficult without infrastructure investment. This reflects our administration’s emphasis on the well-being of the people.
“The Second Niger Bridge is now a reality, and it will provide business efficiency and service in a timely manner.
“It is my distinct honor to open the bridge to the public. This is an example of the long-term change that we promise. “