The reconstruction of the Apapa Wharf road and its
subsequent put to use on Tuesday, attracted some responses from port users, who
said it’s a relief to them.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two -kilometre road that was bad
for months caused difficulties for truckers going into the port in Apapa,
road was reconstructed through Public Private Initiative (PPI) by AG Dangote,
supervised by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
Donald Obilonu, Terminal Manager Hull Blyth Nigeria Limited, said the
completion of the road would bring relief to transporters, who were hitherto
worse hit by the bad conditions of the road.
to him, the bad nature of the port road had made transporters to increasing
haulage fare above 100 per cent, a situation that had pitched them against
operators and regulators most times.
keep saying that the tear and wear the trucks are subjected to on the bad road
and coupled with delays that trucks encounter in getting to port, that in most
cases then takes up to a whole week, made them to hike fares,” Obilonu said.
manager, who expressed excitement on the commencement of the Tin Can port road
said that port users would be most grateful to see it completed on time.
Francis Odusanya, Port Manager, Bhosource Business Support Services Limited, said that the completion of the road would fast track businesses at the port.
an investor most of the factors and variables one plots in as a result of the
traffic congestion and its attendant unforeseen expenses will be off the
radar,” he said.
Andrew Young, a Terminal Manager with ENL Consortium LTD said there had been
improvement in accessing the port since mid- December when trucks were allowed
to use the road.
struggle by truckers to enter the port for loading and dropping off container
has relatively been reduced compared to what it used to be months ago,” Young