IN SHORT: A former governor of Nigeria’s Cross River state promised to complete the Calabar-Odukpani flyover before he left office. He didn’t, hence these pictures show a bridge in China, not Nigeria.
The post reads: “This is the famous Spaghetti Highway Bridge built byJagaban linking Calabar Municipality and Odukpani LGA in Cross River State.”
Cross River state is located in the southeastern part of Nigeria.
The construction of the Calabar-Odukpani road, also known as the “spaghetti flyover”, was initiated by former Cross River governor Ben Ayade in 2019.
But is this a photo of the Calabar-Odukpani flyover? We checked.
Photo of China’s Nansha bridge
The eight lane bridge was opened to traffic in April 2019 and connects parts of the Pearl River Delta with some areas in the western part.
The photo making the rounds on Nigerian social media is not of the Calabar-Odukpani flyover in Cross River state, but of the Nansha Bridge in Guangdong Province, China.
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