NPA to commence rehabilitation of Apapa roads

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Aihaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero has directed that immediate temporary rehabilitation works should commence on the deplorable road network linking Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports.

The NPA chief executive gave this directive when receiving members of Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) who paid him a courtesy visit recently at the Nigerian Port Authority’s Corporate Headquarters, Marina, Lagos.

Bayero, who was reacting to updates made by NPA’s General Manager, Western Port, Chief Michael Ajayi on the adverse effects of the road condition on the economic activities at the ports in Lagos directed that the orders should be carried out immediately.

Bayero assured that NPA would mobilise all her resources, both human and materials, to ensure that palliative maintenance work starts without further delay.

Ajayi also told the visiting SAN members that NPA had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a construction firm on the rehabilitation of the Liverpool round about and the Creek Road both in Apapa.

He called on other Federal Government agencies involved in road maintenance to see it as a common challenge and align with NPA in making the roads in Apapa motorable.

Earlier, SAN Chairman, Mr. Val Usifo assured the NPA management of his association’s cooperation in addressing challenges facing the maritime industry.

The Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Engr. David Omonibeke; General Manager, Eastern Ports, Onuenyenwa Obumneme; Port Manager Tin Can Island Port, Babatunde Longe; Port Manager Onne Port, Engr. M.A Wada; acting Port Manager Lagos Port complex Apapa, Abdulrahman Lamina and acting Port Manager, Port Harcourt Port, Eunice Ezeoke were among NPA staff who received the SAN delegation.

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