Shocking: Buhari Did Not Award Any Contract For Second Niger Bridge–Senate

By Ikenga Chronicles June 23, 2018

The Nigerian Senate has revealed that despite the many claims of the handlers of President Muhammadu Buhari, there is no contract yet for the second Niger Bridge.

The bridge which links the much maligned South East with the West has been a source of many boasts by members of the All Progressives Congress in the South East.

The Senate has however revealed that contrary to assertions that the construction of the bridge has reached advanced stages, there is as yet no contract for it, talk more of construction reaching advanced stages.

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The Senate made the revelation while reacting to budget padding accusations leveled against it by the Presidency.

According to the Senate:

“Addressing the issue of the Second Niger Bridge project, apart from early works, as of today, there is no existing contract for the Second Niger Bridge in spite of frequent requests from the National Assembly.

“The N900million reduced from the N10billion proposed by the Executive was deployed to fund ancillary roads that connect to the Bridge.”

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Further more, the Senate revealed that monies earlier appropriated for the project by the Buhari administration were not even utilized by the government on the bridge:

“It should again be noted that the N12.5billion and the N7.5billion appropriated for the Second Niger Bridge in the 2016 and 2017 budget by the National Assembly were never utilized for the project.”

The people of the South East of Nigeria have often complained of being marginalized by the Buhari government and this revelation will concretize that belief especially as many lies have been told to them about the progress of work done on the bridge.

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