Group President and Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has assured that the ongoing Apapa Port Wharf concrete road under construction by his company, AG Dangote would be delivered on schedule to address the issue of traffic gridlock in the axis and more importantly save the loss of financial resources estimated at several billions of Naira on a daily basis.
He gave the assurance on a scheduled visit to the construction site assess the extent of work done so far. .
The Apapa Port road which is the artery of the nation’s non-oil economy, has been in a state of disrepair over a long period of time with experts claiming that the nation is losing about N20 billion daily owing to the state of dilapidation of the road as imports are trapped in the ports for days as a result of traffic gridlock generated by the bad road. .
Dangote Group, a pan African Conglomerate and a major stakeholder at the ports brokered a tripartite arrangement with Flour Mills, a leading Nigerian Food Company and Nigerian Port Authority, (NPA), taking over the road from the Federal Government and undertaking the reconstruction of the road using concrete.
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The businessman while relying on the reports of the challenges encountered by the site engineers appealed to the authorities to help see to the disturbing issue of multiple check points being mounted by security agencies and which have been creating long queues of trailers and thus affecting free flow of work on the road project.