Apapa Wharf Road To Be Closed For One Year, Says Minister


Motorists and other residents plying Apapa-Wharf road will have to avoid a section of it on which rehabilitation is set to commence. Babatunde Fashola , minister of power, works, and housing, said this while commenting on renovation plan of the badly damaged road.

“From today that we are handing over the project, the road will take one year to be completed. We need the cooperation of all the stakeholders. There will be some discomfort on the way but we appeal for tolerance and perseverance. It will continue to get better, people should please ensure more to solve the challenge”, he said.

The road repair to be undertaken by Dangote Flour Mills and the Nigerian Port Authority, NPA, is estimated to gulp N4.34bn.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the federal government and Dangote Flour Mill was signed Saturday.

“I like to acknowledge the leadership role of Dangote and Flour Mills who are operators and have also contributed to make this reality.

“They are doing this as a total Corporate Responsibility without asking for tax holiday or reduction. We are also working on how to ensure free access to Tin Can Island,” Fashola stated.

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