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Contractors To Return To The Site Of The Second Niger Bridge – Uche Orji

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Contractors To Return To The Site Of The Second Niger Bridge - Uche Orji

Contractors To Return To The Site Of The Second Niger Bridge – Uche Orji

Contractors To Return To The Site Of The Second Niger Bridge – Uche Orji

Contractors To Return To The Site Of The Second Niger Bridge - Uche Orji

As promised by the Federal Government earlier in the year that a huge some of money would be spent on the maintenance, restoration and repair of over 50 bridges in the country. It looks like the wait for the completion of the Second Niger Bridge will soon be over.

This is as a result of the information given by the Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr Uche Orji. He said the contractors have been mobilised to return to site.

The managing director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr Uche Orji on Wednesday, 22nd February, briefed the Journalist on the long awaited bridge linking Asaba and Onitsha in Delta and Anambra states, respectively.

In his word, he said : “The Second Niger Bridge, I would say, went through a phase where there was a pause, as we went through a kind of transition from one government to another.

 “We have reconciled most of the issues and we are now working to get back on course with funding. I think the contractors have been mobilized once again and so they will get back to work.

“There is a new financing strategy which is being discussed, which we are driving along with the federal ministry of works. Once that is agreed, you will see a significant progress on that bridge in the next couple of years.”

Orji admitted that they lost time while trying to complete the transaction process, but said they are back on track.

“The financing structure is changing and once this is approved, we will move faster,” he added.

 Orji stated that the government is still hopeful that the bridge will be completed by 2020, but added that he will be able to give a definitive answer in the next three months when the financing plan has been approved.

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