Apapa road construction: NPA GM Western Ports, Chief Ajayi tasks owners of underground cables

Ongoing repair works on the failed portion of the Apapa-Ijora bridge, Lagos.
Ongoing repair works on the failed portion of the Apapa-Ijora bridge, Lagos.


General Manager, Western Ports of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Chief Michael Ajayi has appealed to all owners of underground cables along Apapa Wharf road to urgently clear or get alternative custody for them to allow for the commencement of reconstruction work on the road.

A press statement signed by Captain Iheanacho Ebubeogu, NPA’s General Manager Public Affairs, quoted as saying Chief Ajayi restated that the early commencement of work on the Wharf road reconstruction project would depend on the timely cooperation of the owners of some underground infrastructures whose facilities may be affected by the project.

He explained that as the handily contractor on the project – Messrs AG Dangote Construction Company – a subsidiary of Dangote Group has mobilized to site and ready to commence work on the road, it has become necessary to appeal to all owners of these underground facilities to clear them or get alternative custody for them to allow work on the project to begin in earnest.

It could be recalled that the Federal Government had approved Messrs AG Dangote Construction Company, to re-construct the Lagos Ports Complex access road from the Port to the foot of the Apapa Bridge by Area ”B” Police Station along Wharf Road, Apapa.

Already the Contractor in charge of the work has fully mobilized to the site and ready to commence the reconstruction work.

It could also be recalled that in order to ensure a hitch free commencement of the reconstruction work, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Western Ports (Headquarters) conveyed a meeting of stakeholders to discuss modalities for the successful execution of the

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