FG signs N3.34bn MoU with Dangote, Flour mills, NPA for repair of Wharf road

The federal government on Saturday signed N4.34bn MoU with Dangote group and other stakeholders for the rehabilitation of the long neglected Wharf Road Apapa, Lagos.

Nigeria minister of power, works, and housing, Babatunde Fashola signed the MoU on behalf of the federal government.

Speaking at the signing of the MoU in Lagos on Saturday, Fashola noted that it was difficult to move cargo due to the gridlock caused by the bad state of the road.

NAN reports that by the signing of the N4.34 billion MoU, the site has been handed over to Dangote and other stakeholders to commence reconstruction of the road.

The minister stated that the decision of the transporters to use the road instead of rail for haulage increased gridlock caused degeneration as well as well as hardship to residents of Apapa.

Fashola said, “As a result of all these unsavory practices, we have reached a point of near total gridlock, it is difficult to move cargo in or out, difficult for residents to get home and this must stop.”

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“We have finished with the design, we now have a Bill of Quantity and the cost of the road is N4.34 billion to be funded and paid for by these three groups, Flour Mills of Nigeria, AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd and NPA.

Fashola appealed to My Nuru, Apapa area commander of the Nigerian Police Force, to apprehend reckless drivers who drive against traffic during the period of construction.