Buhari to commission Second Niger Bridge on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari is not expected to be physically present at the official commissioning of the Second Niger Bridge on Tuesday (tomorrow).

Punch reports that the N336 billion bridge, regarded as a legacy project, will be commissioned alongside six other road projects by the president via an online platform, Zoom.

One of the sources, however, noted that the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is not part of the six-road project scheduled to be commissioned.

This is despite promises by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to ensure its completion before April 30.

The sources said the “second Niger bridge will be commissioned on May 23. The president will perform the ceremony via Zoom. Also, six other road projects will be commissioned.”

Meanwhile, staff of the ministry are already in Asaba, Delta State, as preparations are in top gear for the occasion tomorrow.

Also, the President’s Special Assistant on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, hinted that some projects will be formally open for public use during the transition week of the outgoing president on Sunday.

“This is going to be the most momentous Transition Week in the history of Nigeria, with the commissioning of three brand new Bridges; Second Niger Bridge, the Loko-Oweto Bridge, and the Ikom Bridge in Cross Rivers.”