The Second Niger Bridge has been named after President Muhammadu Buhari by Governors in the Southeast.
The Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad, revealed this in a tweet on Tuesday, saying the bridge would be commissioned today.
His tweet read, “The Second Niger Bridge is to officially be called/known as Buhari Second Niger Bridge. The Muhammadu Buhari Bridge was officially commissioned today, by President Muhammadu Buhari. #PMBLegacy.”
The Special Assistant to the President on Digital/New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, also confirmed this in a tweet.
“Following consultations, the Governors of the South-East have agreed that the Second Niger Bridge shall be named the Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge,” his tweet read.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has protested against the move to name the bridge after Buhari.
The group, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Monday, raised against the naming of the bridge after Buhari, “because he came to power and completely sidelined our people.”