The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday said the rehabilitation of the access roads around the Tin-Can Island Port would soon begin.
Mr Musa Iliya, an Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the NPA was very concerned about the deplorable state of the roads.
He said it was obvious that the NPA could not look away from the fact that the condition of the roads was affecting port business.
“The contract to rehabilitate the road around the port corridors at Tin-Can Island will be awarded soon.
“The NPA feels very concerned about the state of the road and will do everything possible to ensure that movement in and out of the port is without hitches,” he said.
A licensed customs agent at the port, who preferred anonymity, said the port access roads had become a problem to port operators.
He said the NPA’s announcement to rehabilitate the port was no longer news.
NAN reports that the roads around the Tin-Can Island Port are near impassable with many craters on it.
Copyright Ships & Ports Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to www.shipsandports.com.ng as the source.