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2nd Niger Bridge: Ohanaeze, Uzodinma, Igbo Leaders Hail Buhari

by AnaedoOnline

The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador Prof George Obiozor and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, have revealed the second Niger Bridge project by President Muhammadu Buhari, is a demonstration of his love for the Igbo.

The duo spoke on Friday at the project site of the Bridge in Onitsha when Igbo leaders, in collaboration with the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze leadership visited the arena.

Other Igbo leaders on the inspection tour were Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu; former governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and Minister of State, Mines, Dr Uche Ogah.

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Others were Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State Education; former President of Ohanaeze, Chief Enwo Igariwey; governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress APC, Senator Andy Uba and Dr Chidozie Nwankwo among others.


Prof Obiozor, the leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in his speech said the people of the Southeast would continue to be grateful to the present federal government for hearkening to the needs of the Ndigbo.

“We will remain grateful to you and the contracting firm, Julius Berger, for the good work being done in Igbo land,” he said.

Addressing members of Ohanaeze and Southeast leaders, Uzodinma said the Ndigbo had been begging for the second Niger Bridge since 35 years ago, adding that they should be thankful to President Buhari.

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Uzodinma said: “Today is a special day in Igbo land by allowing us to take ownership of the second Niger Bridge which our people have struggled for since 35 years ago, even when a barrel of oil was sold at 100 dollars, yet there was no funding for it.”

“What was looking like a dream is now a reality. Every country must have its hero, and I make bold to say that President Muhammadu Buhari is the hero of Ndigbo


“God will keep us alive when this project will be commissioned by the APC administration of President Buhari in 2022.”

For Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the completion of second Niger Bridge had offered Ndigbo the opportunity to embrace APC, adding that the project was a promise made and promise kept.


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He said Buhari had kept the promises he made to Ndigbo by tackling the issue of second Niger Bridge, federal roads in the Southeast, adding that Southeast had no other reason not to embrace APC.

Onu said with the quantum of work the federal government had done in the zone, that it was time for APC to occupy Anambra State government, saying “it’s doable, it’s feasible and achievable.”


For Adeyemo Ajani, the federal Controller Works in charge of Anambra State, who represented the Minister of Works and Power, Babatunde Fashola SAN, over 30,000 persons had been employed at the second Niger Bridge, with no fewer than 1,600 persons being locals.

Already, he said the work had reached 53.82 per cent as at January, 2021, adding that the completion date still remained 2022.

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Other Igbo leaders who toed the same line of Ohanaeze President, Uzodinma and Onu by hailing Buhari, included Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Senator Andy Uba, Minister Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister Uche Ogah, Ex -Ohanaeze President, Enwo Igariwey, among others

The Ohanaeze National Vice President (Southeast), Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, was also in attendance, as well as the Imo State House of Assembly Speaker.



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