It has been said severally that the second Niger bridge will bring economic boom to the southeast region of Nigeria but successive governments failed to deliver on it.

Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo must have seen that the doubts were rising when he reiterated the Buhari government’s resolve to complete the project as well as other federal projects in the South-East zone.

He gave the assurance during a funeral mass for late Mrs Roseline Ezinma Akabueze, the mother of Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director-General, Budget Office, Abuja at St Gabriel Catholic Church, Ifitedunu, Anambra State.

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“President Buhari went to China to negotiate with them about the second Niger Bridge and East-West road.”

He said that everything has been put in place to ensure the completion of the Enugu-Onitsha highway.

Osinbajo urged the National Assembly to consider and accommodate all the federal projects during their deliberations on the budget.

He said that one of the cardinal principles of the Buhari administration is fairness, which according to him has offered every political zone the opportunity to benefit.

Dignitaries present include the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige, Minister for Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma.

Others are Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okey  Enelama, and Sen. Uche Ekwunife.

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