Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, on Wednesday in Abuja confirmed that the construction of the second Niger bridge has reached its completion stage.
Fashola announced this at an ongoing press briefing to present President Muhammadu Buhari’s scorecard.
According to him, the bridge will soon be released to the public for use.
He noted that the only factor delaying the commissioning of the road was the construction of the link road which the recent surge of flooding has impeded.
“I can confirm that the second Niger bridge itself is finished and people can walk through the bridge now unimpeded.
“What remains is the four-kilometre link road on the Asaba side.
“Right now, our dredger is in place, we have to rebuild the road by reclaiming sand, the recent surge of flood has slowed us down.
“On the Onitsha side, there is a seven-kilometre road that links the bridge and the Onitsha-Owerri interchange.”