The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday temporarily opened the Second Niger Bridge to motorists.
Naturenex learned that the Bridge would be open for use for one month during the Yuletide.
It was opened at exactly 9:50am today (Thursday).
While noting that part of the money used in constructing the bridge was from looted funds recovered mostly from the United States of America (USA), President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented at the opening of the popular bridge by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), said the reason the overpass was constructed was to alleviate poverty occasioned by the waste of man-hour resulting from gridlock on the old first second bridge.
“The President will be happy to see users drive safely and responsibly while using this road especially during this Christmas and New Year seasons.
“He wishes you a merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” Fashola said.
The first driver to pass through the bridge, Sunday Emem, expressed his delight at the development.
“I feel so happy, at least it will reduce the hold-up.
“We’ve stayed over one hour at the other bridge,” he said.