The Federal Government (FG) has assured the people of the South-East geopolitical zone that the construction of the second Niger Bridge would be completed in 2022.
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, gave the assurance yesterday when he received the people of Isu-okoma of Onicha Local Government Area of the State in his hometown of Uburu in Ohaozara LGA of the State.
Onu who stated that the Federal Government has done alot in terms of infrastructure and construction of roads within the region noted that President Muhammadu Buhari was on course in fulfilling the promises he made to the South-East East zone of the country.
“Nigerians should continue to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, this is very important because all the promises he made to the people of the South-East East, he is fulfilling them.
“If you go to the second Niger Bridge in Onitsha, you will be amazed at the level of work that is taking place.
“This is a project that no one by next year will think will be completed. But by next year, by the grace of the Almighty God that project will be delivered
“Also, the Enugu-Onitsha road, Enugu-Port Harcourt road, you know that in the past part of these roads which are very important roads for the South East were converted into farmlands.
“But today, work is going on and work will continue to go on until the projects are delivered.
“There are so many other projects. So, that is why it is important that the South East of Nigeria will continue to support this administration, ” Onu said.
Earlier, the President-General General, Isu-Okoma Town (ITU), Dr Ifeanyi Orji thanked the Minister of Science for the Federal Government projects he has attracted to Onicha LGA.
He called on him to use his office to ensure that work commenced at the Federal Technical College of Education’s site as the people of Onicha were eagerly waiting it’s commencement in no distant time.
“We want to also request more employment opportunities for Isu graduates. Before now, isuokoma has no road linking to another community, before now there was no federal establishment in any part of Isu-Okoma but the Minister has made all these things possible,” Orji said.