The Federal government of Nigeria has paid the N2 billion mobilization fees to contractors for the commencement of work on the second Niger bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo assured Nigerians that work on the project would be completed before the end of 2019.
Osinbajo, who was in Onitsha on Friday at the official flag-off campaign of Mr Tony Nwoye, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Anambra State, said that all projects embarked on by the Federal Government would be completed without exception including rail and federal roads.
The Vice President said that Anambra was the first to start the Federal Government School Feeding programme, adding that the programme had successfully spread to many other states.
He called on the people in the state to support the APC candidate, whom he said would use his youthful ability to deliver on the party’s manifesto.
In his speech, the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun, said APC successfully removed a sitting president and would do same in the state come Nov. 18.
Oyegun added that there is no alternative than for the people in the state to join the mainstream of Nigerian politics by voting Nwoye.
Earlier, the Minister of Labour and Productivity and former governor of the state, Sen. Chris Ngige, urged the people of the state to identify with the aspiration of the APC for the state.
Ngige said that the controversial N7.5 billion issue between Gov. Willie Ibiano and the former governor of the state, Chief Peter Obi, was necessary for EFCC to wade into and inform Nigerians of the situation.
He said that APC was a united house and would present a united front at àll times.