Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PHOTOS & VIDEO: TWO DIE OF EXHAUSTION AT ONITSHA NIGER BRIDGE TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK


It was learnt that while the small child died instantly on her mother’s lap at the Bridge, the business man died minutes after crossing the bridge to Onitsha from the North. It was alleged that the child had cried for a long time due to heat in the vehicle while waiting to cross the bridge before the mother eventually discovered that her child was no longer breathing.

The bewildered mother was said to have become hysterical as she burst into tears running helter-skelter when she discovered that her child whom she thought fell asleep was actually dead. The trader was also said to have boarded the vehicle from the North and travelled smoothly until the Asaba end of the Bridge where they spent several hours under the scorching heat in an attempt to cross the Niger Bridge. An eye witness account said that the victim and other passengers with him in the vehicle had already crossed the bridge and was offloading his goods from the vehicle when he suddenly slumped and died.

The Federal Government had repeatedly promised in the last 10 years to build a second Niger Bridge to ease traffic congestion on the bridge which is the gateway from the Lagos and other South-west states to the South-east and South-South.

In my opinion, if the FG is wasting time, the SE regional committee should do it for their people! SE governors need to start taking up their people's aspirations. We don't want to be part of Nigeria, but we still want and expect the Federal Government of Nigeria to build our airport, to build our canoe port, to build our roads and bridges, to help us brush our teeth, to help us tie our shoes, to help put us to bed at night when we go to sleep.

All while other people are strapping on their shoes and doing things for themselves.

Below is the pictures and 3D video of the recommended plan of 2nd Niger Bridge. It is 2150m in length including a 600m bridge plus train tracks, according to China Communications Construction Company Ltd [CCCC]


Watch 3D video of the recommended plan of 2nd Niger Bridge below.