Businessman Aliko Dangote has blamed the operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service and the Navy for the traffic gridlock along the Ijora-Apapa Wharf road, in Lagos. The business tycoon said check points mounted by the two agencies have made life unbearable for motorists.
“We are going to formally write to the government to withdraw all these task forces, especially the Customs federal unit. If they want to set up a road block, I think this is the wrong place to come and set a road block. Customs should not be coming here and mounting a check point.
“We are pleading with government to remove all these task forces and leave just the police, LASTMA and the FRSC. These are the only three that we need”, he was quoted by NAN as saying.
He also lauded the quality of reconstruction work being funded by his company, Flour Mills of Nigeria and the Nigerian Ports Authority on the road.
“NPA is giving about N1.8 billion; the rest of the money, which is N2.6 billion is going to be given free of charge both by Flour Mills of Nigeria and Dangote.
“But I must also caution: the cost of the road is not N4.3 billion because we got our own construction company to do it,” he said.
He assured that the project would be completed in June 2018 as scheduled.