2nd Niger Bridge Above 21 Percent Completion – Mr. Ajani


The Federal Controller of Works in Anambra, Mr. Adeyemo Ajani, on Saturday said the second Niger Bridge is now above 21 percent completion.


Ajani stated this when the Abuja branch of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) inspected the on-going works at the Ogbaru site of the project, near Onitsha. He said there is rapid progress on the project.


“There has been rapid progress on the project. The last time the minister and the vice-president came, it was 15 percent level completion but today it is above 21 percent. When you look at it from the time the project started, we are now at 24 percent completion. The main bridge has begun; we have done all the piling and the structures above water level have been done considerably. At the Asaba end, we have raised the structure to the deck up to 80 percent,” Ajani said.”


The NSE Chairman, Abuja Mr. Chinasaokwu Okoli, expressed his appreciation for what they saw on ground which indicates proper supervision.


“We are 25 engineers from Abuja, here to see for ourselves the second Niger Bridge. The project is fully crafted and the work is being handled and supervised well. Our concerns are positive. All the places that could raise concerns have been properly tidied up.”


Okoli commended President Mohammadu Buhari for embarking on the project and expressed satisfaction with the quality and progress of work at the site. (NAN)