Apapa Wharf Dangote to extend road construction, says Fashola

The Federal Government had initially signed a N4.34 billion agreement with the group in June.

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Bad roads at the entrance of Apapa Wharf seaport, which also house Dangote Flour Mills. play

Bad roads at the entrance of Apapa Wharf seaport, which also house Dangote Flour Mills.

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Dangote Group has reached an agreement with the Federal Government to extend the construction of the Apapa Wharf road in Lagos.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, while he was speaking at the Lafarge Road Construction Summit in Lagos on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Wharf road, Apapa on bad condition. play Wharf road, Apapa, is in bad condition (The Nation Newspaper)

He said, "You'll recall that we had an agreement with the Dangote Group to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Apapa Wharf road using cement.

"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."

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In June, the Federal Government signed a N4.34 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the group and other stakeholders for the reconstruction of the road.

Minister of Power, Works and Housing speaking to the Journalists during the signing of the Fashola signs N4.34 billion MoU with Dangote to rebuild Apapa Wharf Road play

Minister of Power, Works and Housing speaking to the Journalists during the signing of the Fashola signs N4.34 billion MoU with Dangote to rebuild Apapa Wharf Road

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According to Fashola, the decision of transporters to use the road for haulage increased gridlock on it and caused degeneration which created hardship for residents of the area.

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