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FG opens 2nd Niger Bridge, warns users against overspeeding 

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The Nigerian Government while commissioning the 2nd Niger Bridge on Wednesday, December 14 cautioned users plying the route to be modest in their driving. 

Speaking on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola issued this warning while opening the bridge for temporary use within the festive period.

According to him, the purpose of building the bridge was to protect lives and avert gridlock on the first bridge that often led to waste of time resources that can be transformed to wealth for the nation.

He, however, counselled motorists against reckless driving which may cause unnecessary havocs on the project.

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Fashola said, “The maximum speed limit on Nigerian roads is 100km per hour. Don’t drive 101km per hour. The president will be happy to see users drive safely and responsibly while using this road, especially during this Christmas and new year seasons. The president wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.”

The Senior Advocate said the road would be officially open by 12.01 am on Thursday, December 15 and January 15, 2023.

“The president approved that since the bridge is finished that we should create an access road so that during Christmas you can begin to experience what it would feel like plying the bridge.

“It would be open for traffic going from the west to the east from the 15th Dec, 2022- 15th January 2023.

“Let me be clear again; we haven’t finished construction work on the bridge but we would open it for people to use to relieve the pressure from the one bridge. On the 15th January, we would reverse that movement for those coming from the east to the west.”

Fashola revealed that the project was financed with part of recovered funds from the United States of America.

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