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Some road fittings installed on the newly inaugurated Second Niger bridge, on Wednesday, vandalized by robbers.

The Informant247 gathered that the expansion joint walkway on axis 330 of the bridge have been vandalised.

A source is quoted to have said: “Unfortunately, it’s true. The stolen fitting is an element from the expansion joints of the bridge. Drivers on that road have to be careful as the damaged part can cause discomfort to motorists.”

According to report, the incident have left the supervising engineers for the project to expressed worry.

It could be recalled that the immediate past President, Muhammadu Buhari, commissioned the N336 billion bridge, alongside seven other infrastructural projects on May 23.

The former Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, announced the completion of the bridge at a briefing in October 2022 after almost five decades of failed promises by successive administrations.

The Second Niger Bridge was first proposed during the 1978/79 political campaign by then-candidate Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria.

Patterned after the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, the 1.6 kilometres long bridge linking Anambra and Delta states is to decongest traffic on the existing Niger Bridge, boost economic activities, and connect the South-East with the rest of the country.

However, the ministry spokesperson, Blessing Adams-Lere has yet to release an official confirmation on the incident.

Details later…

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