The Dangote Group has said it will take over the construction of the Apapa-Wharf Road, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has said. The minister made this known while speaking at the Lafarge Road Construction Summit in Lagos on Friday.
“You’ll recall that we had an agreement with the Dangote group to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Apapa Wharf road using cement,” Fashola said.
“They have since come back to say ‘we want to take the entire road network from Apapa, Liverpool, all through to Marine beach to Mile 2 to Oshodi to Oworonshoki and to the Toll Gate, a stretch of 35km so that we develop one solution to the port evacuation problem’.
“We held a meeting on Tuesday, we have agreed that this is the route they will take and they have written back to confirm their commitment and what is left is for the design consultant to complete the design so that we then use that to determine the cost and we use this solution to solve that road network using concrete.”
On Wednesday, the minister also signed an agreement with Julius Berger and the Nigerian LNG for the construction of the Bonny Bodo road, a project budgeted to cost N120 billion.