By Victor Ernest
The proposed N4.3 billion reconstruction of Apapa Wharf Road linking Apapa port, the major port in Nigeria, will commence on 7 July.
Stakeholders on Thursday reached agreement to commence the reconstruction at a meeting held at the office complex of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Lagos.
Those in attendance include: representatives of traffic regulatory and traffic management agencies, law enforcement agencies, transport unions, petroleum products unions, port terminal operators and the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).
Others were telecommunication service providers, the Apapa Local Government, representatives of Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, contractors on the project, among others.
The stakeholders, rising from the meeting, presented a communique read by Godwin Eke, Federal Controller Works, Lagos and a consultant of AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, Kayode Opeifa.
They agreed that the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and NPA should collaborate to repair all bad roads and diversion routes, including Tin Can Island Road, Creek Road and Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, which will receive heavy traffic.
The stakeholders resolved that a meeting be held between traffic regulatory agencies, law enforcement agencies and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on July 3 to fashion out a traffic management plan.
The project is to be funded by AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, an arm of the Dangote Group, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Flour Mills of Nigeria.