The governors of the South eastern states have named the Second Niger Bridge after President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a Tweet by the Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad, on Tuesday, he said the second Niger Bridge will now be called Buhari Bridge.
“The Second Niger Bridge is to officially be called/known as MUHAMMADU BUHARI SECOND NIGER BRIDGE.”
“The MUHAMMADU BUHARI BRIDGE is officially commissioned today, by President Muhammadu Buhari. #PMBLegacy,” he wrote.
Special Assistant to Buhari on Digital/New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi also shared a terse statement via social media.
The statement read, “Following consultations, the Governors of the South-East have agreed that the Second Niger Bridge shall be named the MUHAMMADU BUHARI SECOND NIGER BRIDGE.”
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra kicked against the move to name the bridge after Buhari.
The group, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Monday, rejected naming of the bridge after Buhari, “because he came to power and completely sidelined our people.”