FG to Shut Apapa Road For 1Yr – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said a section of the Apapa Wharf will be shut down for one year in order to make its reconstruction possible.

He stated this at the official signing of Memorandum of Understanding and handing over of the project to the sponsors.

According to Fashola, the project jointly sponsored by Dangote Flour Mills and the Federal Government will cost N4.34bn.

He said the road reconstruction will resolve the challenges usually encountered along that axis.

While commending the sponsors of the project, the minister appealed to road users and stakeholders to persevere.

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He said: “We are embarking on what will be the final solution to the massive inconvenience businesses and residents in Apapa and its environment have had to endure for a couple of years.

“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.

“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.”

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