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3 Things Igbo People Stand to Gain From Second Niger Bridge Project

Nigeria is a country that house over 250 known ethnicity in which three tribes are predominant, these three tribes are Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. The Igbo tribe settled in Southeast zone of the country.


Igbo people are well known for their vast knowledge in business, which is the major reason why the largest market in West Africa was situated in their area. Unfortunately, people of Southeast are receiving little or no meaning project from the federal government until second Niger Bridge project.


The second Niger bridge project was awarded during the regime of President Good luck Jonathan, but wasn't taken serious until a new administration emerges. President Buhari administration award the bridge once again and started work immediately.

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According to the report from several online media outlets, the bridge is over 30 percent done. This project comes with numerous benefits, which we will be looking into in this article.


1. Reduction in the duty of the former bridge. When this new bridge is finally completed, it will serve as an important key in transportation. It will drastically reduce traffic congestion in and out of the state.


2. It provides employment opportunity: Second Niger bridge construction will provide several employment opportunities for our youths. Those into construction field might utilize this opportunity to get down to work. Construction of Niger Bridge is something that can't be achieved in one year, the employment opportunity is most likely to extend for few years.


3. Improve local products by providing easy access to the larger market. The bridge will not only provide jobs, but it can also improve local products by giving farmers the opportunity to meet large quantity buyers. This second bridge runs through Ogbaru Community.


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