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Thursday, July 16, 2020

2nd Niger Bridge: Former MAN chairman applauds Buhari - ITREALMS

ITREALMS:
The former chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) for Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States,Chief Aloysius Azubuike Okafor, has applauded the President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, on the speed with which the Second Niger Bridge is being constructed, reports ITREALMS.

Chief Okafor, in a press statement available to newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra State, said, he visited the various sections of the project and was convinced that the project was being taken seriously by the Federal Government under President Buhari.

He also expressed conviction that the project would be delivered on schedule.

According to him,the project was no longer a political gimmick of the past but a reality made possible by President Buhari.

Listing the benefits of the project,Chief Okafor said it would not only decongest and reduce stress on the existing bridge but would promote business in the South East zone tremendously.

He pointed out that the quantum of movement of goods and services between the South Easterners and other parts of the country will multiply with the possibility of creating many employment for the youths.

The ex-MAN chief also commended the contractor handling the job, Julius Berger for their speed and diligence with display of sophisticated equipment which make an impressive and spectacular scenario of the site.

Speaking on the economy, Chief Okafor said the urgent approval of the revised 2020 budget would further stimulate the nations economy by giving it a soft landing over negative effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Okafor pointed out that the decision of President Buhari to increase the budget was very strategic as it placed priority on provision of critical infrastructure projects that would possibly reflate the economy.

However he expressed regrets that in spite of efforts being made by the Buhari administration on power,the sector has remained comatose such that Industrialists are still groaning under the the negative effects of poor power supply and high tariff.

Ozo Nweke Ozo/Editor

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