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MD NPA orders immediate rehabilitation of Lagos Ports’ access roads

L-R  Richard Smith ,Trade and Marketing Director ,Central ,W/Africa cluster ;Chairman Shipping Association of Nigeria, Val Usifoh ;Managing Director NPA ,Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero and Executive Director, Marine and Operations NPA ,Engr David Omonibeke when the Shipping Association executives paid a courtesy call to the  NPA MD at Marina. 
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Alhaji
Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero, has directed that immediate temporary rehabilitation
works should commence on the deplorable port access roads linking Apapa and Tin
Can Island Ports.

According to a
statement signed by the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Isa Suwaid, the
Managing Director gave the directive when receiving the members of Shipping
Association of Nigeria (SAN) who paid him a courtesy visit recently at the NPA
Corporate Headquarters, Marina.

Sanusi Lamido who directed that the palliative measure be
taken immediately, was reacting to updates given by the General Manager, Western Port, Chief M.K Ajayi on the adverse effect
of the road on the economic activities at the Ports in Lagos.

The Managing Director assured that the Authority would
mobilise both human and materials resources, to ensure that palliative
maintenance work starts without further delay.

The General Manager, Western Port, chief Michael Ajayi also
updated the stakeholders at the meeting that the Management of the (NPA) and a
construction firm had signed a Memorandum of Understanding( MOU) on the
rehabilitation of the Liverpool round about and the creek road in Apapa.

Ajayi called on other Federal Government Agencies involved in
road maintenance to see it as a common challenge and align with the Management
of the Authority in making the Apapa wharf road motorable.

Earlier, the chairman shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN)
Mr Val Usifo on behalf of the association members assured the managing director
of their corporation for a common objective in the maritime sector.

Present at the meeting were the Executive Director Marine
& Operations (NPA) Engr. David Omonibeke; General Manager, Eastern Ports Mr
Onuenyenwa Obumneme; Port Manager, Tin Can Port, Babatunde Longe; Port Manager,
ONNE Port, Engr. M.A Wada, Acting Port Manager, Lagos Port complex (LPC), Acting
Port Manager, Abdulrahman Lamina; Port Harcourt Port, Mrs Eunice Ezeoke, as
well as the Chairman, Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) and another member.

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