Second Niger Bridge Named after President Buhari: Governors in the South-East region of Nigeria have reached an agreement to name the Second Niger Bridge after President Muhammadu Buhari. The announcement was made by the Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad, who confirmed the development via a tweet. The bridge is set to be officially commissioned today.
Confirmation by Presidential Aides: The confirmation of the bridge’s new name was reiterated by Tolu Ogunlesi, the Special Assistant to the President on Digital/New Media. In a tweet, he stated that after consultations, the South-East Governors agreed to name the bridge the “Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge.”
Protests by Indigenous People of Biafra: The decision to name the bridge after President Buhari was met with opposition from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). In a statement by their Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group expressed rejection of the name due to their perceived marginalization under Buhari’s administration.
Despite the protests from IPOB, the South-East Governors have proceeded with their decision to honor President Buhari by naming the Second Niger Bridge after him. The bridge stands as a significant infrastructure project aimed at improving connectivity and transportation in the region, and the renaming reflects the recognition of President Buhari’s role in its realization.