Fresh reports reaching us confirms that many Nigerian engineers have recently expressed their dissatisfaction with how the federal government usually gives their foreign counterparts preference over them. One recent incident that seems to pain the engineers a lot is the 2nd Niger Bridge project which they claim has now been awarded to foreign engineers instead of indigenous ones. Media reports claim that the aggrieved Nigerian engineers say they have been suffering from low patronage because of the federal government’s lack of regard for them.
Nigerian engineers express dissatisfaction with the way FG has neglected them to give foreigners the 2nd Niger bridge construction project
During a recent press interview with COREN President, Engr Ali Rabiu reportedly stressed that since Nigerian engineers are the ones who produced the design of the 2nd Niger bridge, then the FG shouldn’t be doubting if they could construct the bridge as well. He went further to reveal that the Federal Government’s refusal to patronize the indigenous engineers is also hindering them from gaining hands-on experience. Engr Ali Rabiu particularly said that Nigerian engineers will find it difficult to “grow” if the Federal Government doesn’t patronize them.
Many experts are speculating that the 2nd Niger Bridge will be completed before the end of 2022
From our quick research into the ongoing 2nd Niger bridge project, we discovered that it is currently being developed by the Federal Government and Julius Berger Nigeria PLC through a PPP (public-private partnership). This important bridge is expected to extend across River Niger linking Ogbaru and Ozubulu areas with Asaba.
To know more about the status of construction works on the 2nd Niger bridge, we recommend that you watch the press video below.
Second Niger Bridge Nearing Completion