Apapa Wharf road ready in September, says Bala-Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman - NPA

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman on Sunday said the 2km Apapa Wharf Road being reconstructed would be completed and opened to motorists by the end of next month.

Speaking with journalists in Laos, Bala-Usman said the reconstruction, which is being done at the cost of N4.34 billion would enable the Federal Government to achieve its goals reducing the cost of doing business in the country. 

According to her, NPA was working with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to rehabilitate all port access roads in the country to boost trade. 

She said NPA and the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing will develop a mechanism for funding all reconstruction and rehabilitation of ports’ access roads.

She said that government had also approved the commencement of reconstruction of Tin Can Island Port access road to Mile. She said work on the road would commence soon. 

She also said that the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa is fully illuminated to provide 24-hour operations.

She also said that NPA is working towards providing electronic gate access to stop reduce touting at the port. 

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