The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the Dangote group has decided to extend the construction of Apapa Wharf road.
The minister made this known while speaking at the Lafarge Road Construction Summit in Lagos on Friday.
In June, the federal government signed a N4.34 billion memorandum of understanding on the road to be paid for by Flour Mills of Nigeria, AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd and the Nigerian Ports Authority.
“You’ll recall that we had an agreement with the Dangote group to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Apapa Wharf road using cement,” Fashola said.
“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.”
On Wednesday, the Minister also signed an agreement with Julius Berger and the Nigerian LNG for the construction of the Bonny Bodo road, a project budgeted to cost N120 billion.