Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has praised President Muhammadu Buhari over the ongoing 2nd Niger Bridge project that is nearing completion.
Uzodimma, who spoke on Monday in an interview with Channels Television, said previous administrations paid lip service to the project.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, while inspecting the project last week said the second Niger bridge will be completed in April.
Uzodimma said, “Today, whether you like it or not, the party to beat is APC. I come from the South-East. Since after the civil war, the only gateway out of the south-east — the entire old eastern Nigeria — was that old river Niger bridge,” he said.
“Government after government came, made promises and paid lip service to the promises. From 1979 to 1983 — the second republic — we were promised the second Niger bridge.
“From 1999 to 2007, we were promised the second Niger bridge. Until 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari, as I speak to you, has spent over N360 billion.
“Only last week, I was watching television. I saw the chief of staff to the president, minister of works, minister of labour and productivity inspecting the joining of the bridge for commissioning within the next three months.
“It would be a thing of ingratitude for anybody to come from that region to talk about President Buhari neglecting the old eastern bloc.”
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