The governors of the South-East region have unanimously agreed to bestow the prestigious name of President Muhammadu Buhari upon the Second Niger Bridge. This announcement was confirmed by Bashir Ahmad, the Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications, via a tweet on Tuesday. Additionally, it was revealed that the bridge’s formal commissioning would take place today, marking a momentous occasion.
Ahmad’s tweet succinctly stated, “The Second Niger Bridge is to officially be called/known as Buhari Second Niger Bridge. The Muhammadu Buhari Bridge is officially commissioned today, by President Muhammadu Buhari. #PMBLegacy.”
However, amidst this development, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) voiced their opposition to the decision of naming the bridge after President Buhari. In a statement released by Emma Powerful, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, on Monday, they vehemently rejected the notion, citing their dissatisfaction with the President’s alleged disregard for their community since assuming power.