2nd River Niger Bridge Construction Project Begins 49 Years After

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March 10, 2014 – 2nd River Niger Bridge Construction Project Begins In Onitsha 49 Years After

49 years after the construction of River Niger’s 1st bridge, President Goodluck Jonathan has kicked start the construction of the 2nd bridge in Onitsha.

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In what critics called cunning political campaign, GEJ today commissioned the 2nd bridge construction at Onitsha.

The photos from the event was sent to media firms in the country today.

Here is an excerpt from his message:

It is always a great pleasure to be in this our historic city of Onitsha.In August 2012, I was here to inspect and commission the Onitsha Inland River Port Complex, which followed the dredging of the River Niger.

On my last visit, just few weeks ago, I promised to return shortly, and in keeping with that promise, I am here today for the ground-breaking ceremony of the construction of the 2nd Niger bridge.

You will recall that during my electoral campaigns in 2011, I promised the good people of the South-East that if elected President, I would ensure that the 2ndRiver Niger Bridge, is constructed. The bridge which would cost N117.8 billion is expected to be completed within 48months. The 1st Niger bridge was built in 1965.

Check out some photos from the event:

Why is he commissioning the bridge now, why didn’t he do last year or upper year.?

What is he doing to minimise Boko Haram attacks in the country?

What does it take GEJ to restore electricity in this country?

President Jonathan is working full time to gain favour of Nigerians… Nigerian politicians and their yeye politics….I tire ooooo.

16 thoughts on “2nd River Niger Bridge Construction Project Begins 49 Years After

  1. @ author pls ask him o these boko men are busy slaughtering innocent citizens and the president is busy campaigning for another term
    God wil not let him succeed

    • such prayers does not pass the roof. if God wants him to come back no one can stop him.do you want him to kill himself for the boko haram? cant you see how much had been put into the security and the efforts of our military personnel? stop cursing and starting blessing, so this country can move forward. God bless Nigeria and God bless our President.

  2. If u have been trapped on a dancing bridge for more than six hours, certainly u will understand that electricity and boko haram is not only a major problem in Nigeria.

  3. Lekki ikoyi link bridge costs N29 billion and is 1.3km…2nd Niger bridge costs N177 billion and is 1.8km. For how long will these pple continue to fool us? they are saving money for oncoming elections,am nt a politician bt truth must b told,something need to b done to remove this useless,heartless,greedy,selfish and corrupt govt frm power,corruption at its peak in this country.immagine, virtually N120billion after careful deduction will b stolen again. nigerians where are we heading to?

  4. Leave my dear President Jona alone. God knws abt his position as d no.1 man in nig.so no one’s opinion is important tho’ everyone is entitled 2 opinion.. No mata wat he does, pple will always talk. So my Presido, just keep doing ur best. God help u.

  5. Lekki ikoyi link bridge costs N29 billion and is 1.3km…2nd Niger bridge costs N177 billion and is 1.8km. For how long will these pple continue to fool us? they are saving money for oncoming elections,am nt a polititian bt truth must b told,something need to b done to remove this useless,heartless,greedy,selfish and corrupt govt frm power,corruption at its peak in this country.immagine, virtually N120billion after careful deduction will b stolen again. nigerians where are we heading to?

  6. The construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge is vital. The bridge has been shaking and only the Almighty God have prevented it from falling. If Obasanjo and the previous so called leaders have constructed the 2nd Bridge we would not have been hearing all the anger from those who bore nothing but hatred for the South East people. They are against it because the people that use it mostly are those from the former Estern Region. Obasanjo spent eight years promising to build the bridge but did nothing and when reminded lashed out at those who asked him questions. It took the late Yar Ardua’s administration to reveal that nothing was in the books for the bridge. All you haters can go to hell. If we can not live together, let us divide.

  7. we need security and light,ghana of yesterday celebrity 10yrs of 24 0 7 light no NNPA cut off light for 10yrs ,Africa super since 1960 indenpendent no light,i will call Nigeria Africa houseboy.

  8. Thank you Mr president.Please lets thank him and be grateful that he remembered his promise and working towards making it a reality.my concern is to see it complete and please God not abandoned half way.Nigeria go better my country people,I pray that one day red will sit with her grandkids and tell them this story when all was almost lost in Nigeria.We will eventually get there.

  9. Thank you Mr President, God will continue to put you on the lead, the Eastern heters, why cant you learn from this war in the north,fulanis killing Husas,hausas killing fulanis, has the love gone soure?or the blood of the innocent Igbos and other easterners both of you massacared cheasing you? if that bridge collaspe, do you know how many people that will go down with it, you are like judas iscariots who told Jesus that oil a woman rub on Jesus leg would have sold and give the money to the poor having crimainal mind,after 65 years with so many heads of States, Is only GEJ that knew the important of that bridge, His name will be in the World Genisis book of record.You will live long and the God of Heaven will still give you the presidency by 2015 no matter the work of the greedy politicains,God protect you for this great work.

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