- The Second Niger Bridge has been redesigned by the federal governmnet
- The bridge, the FG said, has been extended to 7.9 kilometers from two kilometers
- Chris Ngige urged the Igbo people to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019
The federal government on Thursday, April 26, said it has redesigned the Second Niger Bridge from two kilometers to 7.9 kilometers, Vanguard reports.
The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, and the counterpart minister on the project, the minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, revealed this in Enugu during the southeast zonal stakeholders meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking at the meeting, Ngige urged the Igbo people to support the APC by voting for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections, which he said Buhari would win.
He said the federal government was executing one major project in each of the six geopolitical zones including the Second Niger Bridge in the southeast, the Abuja-Kaduna road, the Mambilla Power Project and the Lagos-Ibadan road which were all estimated at over $1 billion.
Ngige said: “I am over 67 years and getting to 68. I cannot deceive myself at this age. President Buhari will win the 2019 election. There is no doubt about it. Those saying that the north will not vote for Buhari because they are dying of hunger because of him are deceiving themselves.
"Northerners are happy and most of them are into farming because the President has revolutionised agriculture. There is money in agriculture. There are no northern labourers or Okada (commercial motorcyclists) in Abuja now.
"Our people should vote for Buhari so that we can produce the Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023," Ngige said.
Also speaking, Onu said the Enugu-Onitsha road and the Enugu-Port Harcourt roads were among the major roads rehabilitated in the country since the advent of the Buhari-led administration.
The minister said that the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia in Abia state had been given a face-lift while the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, would be extended.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the southeast zonal caucus of the APC had adopted President Buhari to run for presidency in 2019.
The caucus took the decision during a meeting at the hometown of the minister of science and technology in Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state.
The meeting was attended by top party chieftains from across the southeast geopolitical zone.
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