Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
2ND NIGER BRIDGE TO BE READY BEFORE 2015 —Works Minister

By News Express on 16/03/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 4,990


The much-expected 2nd Niger Bridge will be ready before President Goodluck Jonathan completes his first term in 2015, Works Minister, Architect Mike Onolemomen, has assured.

The works minister gave the assurance while speaking yesterday at a stakeholders meeting held at the palace of the Obi of Onitsha, HRM, Igwe Alfred Achebe.

Onolemomen, who was accompanied by a technical team that comprised mostly civil servants and building experts, said the time had come now for serious action on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

He commended Anambra State Governor Peter Obi for his relentless efforts towards realising the project, disclosing that without him the project would have died a long time ago. The minister recalled many letters and visits by the governor to President Goodluck Jonathan, himself and relevant stakeholders, pleading for the commencement of the project. “Even at our last event at Transcorp Hotel Abuja, Gov. Obi was there and made strong point on the imperative of commencing the bridge now,” Onolemomen said.

He said that it is necessary to complete the second bridge across the River Niger so as to ease transportation problems as well as in line with the fulfillment of President Jonathan’s campaign promises.

Onolememen, who traced the history of the proposed bridge, said it would span from Asaba in Delta State to Ozubulu and Ogbaru areas of Anambra State.

He said he was in Onitsha to acquaint Anambrarians with the latest development about the s bridge, disclosing that the project was designed in such a way that there would be a ring road from Asaba to Onitsha to ease traffic challenges.

Speaking at the occasion, Governor Obi described the project as very gigantic and assured the federal government that his administration would provide adequate security and make other necessary sacrifices that would enhance effective completion of the project.

“Once the project commences, I will relocate to Onitsha and turn myself into one of the project supervisors,” Obi said. 

He thanked President Jonathan for fulfilling his promise of building the bridge which he said would, among other things, bring the sufferings travellers face in the state to an end.

The Managing Director of Julius Berger, Mr. Wolfgang Goetsch, who was there with the technical crew of the company, pledged to carry out the project successfully according to specifications and time. He commended the federal government for considering his company worthy of executing the project.

Also speaking, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, expressed delight that the project is actually taking off and has been awarded to a very competent construction firm which he said was a testimony that the federal government was determined to fulfill their promises to the electorate. The monarch said there would be unity among the communities where the bridge would pass through and that the project would help to transform the country.  

In his own remarks, the Igwe of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu, commended the federal government and Gov. Obi, whom he described as an exemplarily leader, saying that Anambra State would never remain the same for having a governor like Obi.

•Photo (R-L): Mr Peter Obi; MD, Julius Berger, Wolgang Goetsch;  Hon Minister of works, Arc Mike Onolememen; Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe and the Igwe of  Mbaukwu, Peter Anugwu at the Stakeholders Sensitization meeting  on the Construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge,. yesterday at the Ime Obi, Onitsha.

Source News Express

Posted 16/03/2013 5:57:09 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
CBN sustains FOREX market intervention with $210m

Oyo lawmakers lament collapse of Ogbomosho-Oyo road; Senate...

INEC probes allegations of electoral malpractice

Activists to FG: Increase police funding to enhance...

$1.5m Dubai Mansions: CCB clears Buratai.

The Nigerian Dream and the rights of Nigerian...

200 reported dead after boat carrying African migrants...

Obasanjo awards Nigeria's democrcy pass mark

We’ll complete all ongoing projects, NDDC assures

Saraki identifies ‘the best way’ to end economic...

NYSC Batch ‘B’ stream II orientation holds in...

Kaduna Assembly declares ex-Deputy Speaker’s seat vacant

 

Latest News Boko Haram kills another abducted Red Cross worker, threatens to enslave Leah Sharibu Microsoft co-founder succumbs to cancer Presidency reportedly orders EFCC to detain Fayose indefinitely Kano lawmakers probe alleged bribery by Governor Ganduje How I’ll deliver one million votes for Governor Emmanuel’s second term — Elijah Ifot, Akwa Ibom leader in Lagos 2019: NEFAD endorses Atiku, Umahi 2019 Presidency: Igbo Ekunie berates Southeast PDP for position on Atiku’s choice of Peter Obi as running mate Police summons PDP guber candidate over alleged murder 2019 elections: INEC insists Zamfara APC has no candidate Adeleke to be docked 31 October for exam fraud ASUU splits in two over attack on vice-chancellor of FUOYE Atiku can get our economy working again — Spokesman

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (406,534 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,234 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (314,579 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (256,585 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,275 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,225 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (203,968 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,464 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,011 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (165,828 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,395 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,215 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,680) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (945) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (659) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,530) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,629) Opinion (1,123) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,230) Religion (880) Sports (1,730) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Zenith Zero Balance

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Fulham vs Arsenal 1-5 All Goals & Extended Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement