Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fasola has signed a memorandum of understanding (mou) with AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, Flour Mills of Nigeria and NPA for the reconstruction of Apapa Wharf road Lagos.
While speaking on Saturday in Lagos at the signing, Fasola stated that it was difficult to move cargo due to the gridlock caused by the bad state of the road.
The road is economically strategic to the country as a major gateway for transporting goods from the Lagos terminal to other parts of the country. It has suffered degeneration and neglect and as the minister noted, the refusal to use rail haulage has further caused more destruction and traffic gridlock making life miserable for Apapa residents.
“As a result of all these unsavory practices, we have reached a point of near total gridlock, it is difficult to move cargo in or out, difficult for residents to get home and this must stop,” the minister said.
“We have finished with the design, we now have a Bill of Quantity and the cost of the road is N4.34 billion to be funded and paid for by these three groups, Flour Mills of Nigeria, AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd and NPA.” The minister stated.