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Bashir Ahmad says the Completion of the Second Niger Bridge will be a Gift to Citizens, Nigerians Don’t Agree



The completion of the second Niger Bridge, a gift to Nigerians or the responsibility of the government? – is the question/topic many Nigerians are asking and tweeting about.

Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, said on Twitter that the ongoing construction of the second Niger Bridge would be a gift to the citizens when completed, and Nigerians aren’t taking the statement lightly.

The bridge which crosses the Niger River between the cities of Asaba in the west and Onitsha in the east, was initiated by the former President Goodluck Jonathan, and sustained by the present government of Muhammadu Buhari.

In a tweet on Sunday, Ahmed said, “When the Second Niger Bridge is completed, it will be a gift that will keep the President @MBuhari’s administration in the minds of millions Nigerians for a very long time.”

Twitter users are wondering how the construction is a gift to the citizens when it is being carried out with public funds. Besides, it is the responsibility of the Nigerian government and they are in no way doing the citizens a favour. This and more are why they were initially elected into the political office.

Here’s what Nigerians are tweeting:

Photo Credit: bashirahmad


  1. Amos Lucky

    May 18, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    i love this

  2. by_stander

    May 18, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    As someone said it truly is 21st century feudalism where Nigerian tax payers have been reduced to vassals. There is no respect for the Nigerian citizen anymore, home and aboard.

    The rent-seekers have eroded any form of dignity that is left, so when the government does what it’s suppose to do it becomes a Gift.

    Otherwise why does this guy still have a job in government after such a statement?


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