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NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by Blue3k(m): 1:08pm On May 19
The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, said it would raise N4.3 billion to reconstruct access roads around Apapa Port as port operators withdrew services over poor infrastructure.

The Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Usman, told a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos on Monday that NPA would provide N1.8 billion while Dangote Group and Flour Mills would provide N2.5 billion.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the NPA convened the stakeholders’ meeting to bring back operators who withdrew their services from the port.
“We have received proposal for Corporate Social Responsibility of N2.5 billion from Dangote Group and Flour Mills for the full reconstruction of port roads.
“The reconstruction entails full drainage service and the total cost of the Apapa port access roads project is N4.3 billion.

“The two entities are willing to provide N2.5 billion, while NPA will pay the remaining N1.8 billion to ensure that the roads are done,” Ms. Usman said.
The NPA boss said that the reconstruction would begin within one month, adding that she would ensure speedy completion of the project.

She said that the Federal Ministry of Works would request the approval of Federal Executive Council to obtain the necessary approvals for NPA to embark of the project.

Ms. Usman said NPA has asked the Federal Ministry of Works to provide the final engineering design and costing to enable it embark on reconstruction of the Creek road and Liverpool road later this year.

“I feel concerned about the deplorable state of these roads and I communicated at a meeting with the minister that we are willing to fund these roads irrespective of which agency of government is doing it,” she said.

Ms. Usman said that the management of NPA would make provision for an annual budget for the reconstruction of the roads.


She urged the Federal Ministry of Works to urgently complete the reconstruction of Coconut/Mile 2 road in Lagos.

Ms. Usman said that NPA would seek permission of the Federal Ministry of Works to complete the holding bay under the Public Private Partnership arrangement.

According to the NPA boss, the congestion around Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports was due to lack of an effective holding bay, trailer parks and non-reconstruction of ports roads in Lagos.


Ms. Usman commended the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello, for dialoguing with port operators who had protested poor infrastructure at the port.

Speaking earlier, Mr. Bello stressed the need for regular dialogue with stakeholders on issues militating against port operations.

He pleaded with the port operators to suspend the withdrawal of their services and await the outcome of the initiatives of the NPA management.

Also speaking, the Chairman Corporate Fleet Truck Association, Folake Soji-George, urged NPA to compel security agencies to stop tanker drivers from using one-way roads.

Mrs. Soji-George said that security agencies should be committed to their duties by ensuring free flow of traffic to reduce the time of doing business at the ports.

Kayode Farinto, National Publicity Secretary, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA, urged government agencies to address the issue of multiple charges by the customs.

(NAN)

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by lwise(m): 1:10pm On May 19
Now they are talking but good rail system will solve the problem permanently.

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by Blue3k(m): 1:15pm On May 19
The story has come full circle. I'm surprised nobody caught this story when it seemed like a big deal. Expect the roads to be rebuilt in a month or back to striking.

Dangote Group and Flour Mills did great funding the project. Hopefully the government agencies decide to maintain this road this time. Ms. Usman can get her plan off ground to reduce congestion that would be great.

gberra:
Na the port manager go fix the road?..Na real wa! . We know who is telling jokes now .

The smiling one cheesy

Lol looks I was correct about her fixing road cheesy. She's not fixing road but proving funds for the other agency to fix.

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by gberra: 3:22pm On May 19
Blue3k:
The story has come full circle. I'm surprised nobody caught this story when it seemed like a big deal. Expect the roads to be rebuilt in a month or back to striking.

Dangote Group and Flour Mills did great funding the project. Hopefully the government agencies decide to maintain this road this time. Ms. Usman can get her plan off ground to reduce congestion that would be great.



Lol looks I was correct about her fixing road cheesy. She's not fixing road but proving funds for the other agency to fix.
Good radiance to bad rubbish. It took a strike to provoke an attention ordinarily should have been required towards such an Important road.

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by JayRise(m): 3:22pm On May 19
Nice one. Any country that wants to develop must have the affluent contributing to development
Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by free2ryhme: 3:23pm On May 19
See dem dey lie
Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by free2ryhme: 3:24pm On May 19
The title and the message two different things.


Sensational news
Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by DollarAngel(m): 3:24pm On May 19
Truth be told South East, South South needs Ambode, don't quote because am South East save your Energy

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by Blue3k(m): 3:25pm On May 19
gberra:
Good radiance to bad rubbish. It took a strike to provoke an attention ordinarily should have been required towards such an Important road.

Agreed it's pathetic you almost need all this drama to force them to do their jobs. It's like they forgot this is tax payer funded. It's not some sort of favor they are doing us.

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by wowmenow: 3:25pm On May 19
Hausa NPA MD

Hausa business man Dangote

want to help government to repair road

whare are they when Jonathan was in power?

all i know buhari must go

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by IbnSultaan(m): 3:27pm On May 19
God bless Dangote God bless Hadiza God bless PMB

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by jieta: 3:27pm On May 19
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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by Sirpaul(m): 3:27pm On May 19
N4.5B na there e go end
na today

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by IbnSultaan(m): 3:28pm On May 19
wowmenow:
Hausa NPA MD

Hausa business man Dangote

want to help government to repair road

whare are they when Jonathan was in power?

all i know buhari must go
yaba left

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by PearlStreet(m): 3:28pm On May 19
wowmenow:
Hausa NPA MD

Hausa business man Dangote

want to help government to repair road

whare are they when Jonathan was in power?

all i know buhari must go

Businessmen put their money only where they can benefit from.

You should ask yourself why only kidnappers, armed robbers and ritualists invest in your region.

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by smithsydny(m): 3:29pm On May 19
Try oo sister
Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by moorevic(m): 3:30pm On May 19
Its quite appalling that the NPA allowed its major road to deplore to such state. shame

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by gberra: 3:33pm On May 19
Blue3k:


Agreed it's pathetic you almost need all this drama to force them to do their jobs. It's like they forgot this is tax payer funded. It's not some sort of favor they are doing us.
It is absolutely ridiculous. The road has been in a deplorable condition close to 12yrs. They were probably expecting LASG fix it for them. You wonder why they can't take a good care of a cash cow.

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by maxiuc(m): 3:34pm On May 19
They are still raising funds thought the money is already on ground

Julius berger smiling right now

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by SalamRushdie: 3:35pm On May 19
So what is Fashola doing with his own budget in the works ministry..No private company has any right to pay for that road when they pay a lot of tariff to the govt as import, export and port charges yearly ...Dangote and co are only encouraging Fashola and co to have surplus money to loot..Even the NPA that is the biggest beneficiary of that road wants to donate only 1.8 billion naira... kai this country is so sick

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by deomello: 3:35pm On May 19
wowmenow:
Hausa NPA MD

Hausa business man Dangote

want to help government to repair road

whare are they when Jonathan was in power?

all i know buhari must go




Bigotry and tribalism are all you people know, eat and breath.

And you wonder why investments, progress and development sidetracked your village.

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by Nobody: 3:35pm On May 19
The same NPA the refused to rehabilitate Onne port Road even as Rivers state government has released its own fund for that federal road. We in SS and SE are seeing all these SW and Northern ally to malign us. Time will tell.
Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by Blue3k(m): 3:36pm On May 19
free2ryhme:
The title and the message two different things.


Sensational news

free2ryhme:
See dem dey lie

What are you talking about they did get money why would they lie about that? Dangote Group and Flour Mills would easily come out to debunk this. This news is 3 days old without either party saying other wise.

As she said they expect construction in a month. All they need is approval from federal exuactive council. They will most likely rubber stamp it since bulk of cash coming from private sources. Then they would probably want to avoid unnecessary strike hurting revenue generation.

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by BiafraAngitator: 3:36pm On May 19
But... But... But... But... We Igbos developed Lagos grin grin grin

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by gberra: 3:38pm On May 19
DollarAngel:
Truth be told South East, South South needs Ambode, don't quote because am South East save your Energy
so you really do yearn for an Afonja to provide you quality leadership. We can therefore safely say that your psychotic rantings against Afonja is as a result of paranoid.

peace be unto Afonja cheesy

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by wowmenow: 3:39pm On May 19
tell me one investment and development buhari goverment bring to your village

deomello:





Bigotry and tribalism are all you people know, eat and breath.

And you wonder why investments, progress and development sidetracked your village.
Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by Nobody: 3:40pm On May 19
DollarAngel:
Truth be told South East, South South needs Ambode, don't quote because am South East save your Energy
This is senseless, what has Ambode and his 700 billion Naira budget got to do with this... And what has your. Senseless post got to do with where you Come from. There are idiots everywhere

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by munex007(m): 3:40pm On May 19
APAPA,THE ALEPPO OF LAGOS

Aleppo is the largest ancient city of Syria, country torn down by war. Torn between the government-held west and the rebel-held east, Aleppo, in the last four years, has become a metaphor for a decrepit and destroyed dwelling place with many of its 2-million plus inhabitants reduced to less than 600. For lack of a better word, the city has become a shadow of itself as it has long been a theatre of war.

I was in the Apapa district of Lagos today, after a long time of not getting there, and I was shocked to find that Apapa is probably worse than Aleppo even when there is no war there or in any part of the country. The road into Apapa is in an ultra terrible state. There are two main entrances: the Mile 2–Tin-Can axis and the Ijora axis. None of the two entrances is in any good state. Driving into Apapa through the Ijora bridge was like going to hell. The multiplicity, depth and stretch of the craters made driving into the hitherto beautiful district a nightmare.

Everywhere bore the signpost of criminal neglect. It was like the road of a war-torn territory.

With Apapa, there is hardly any question of why investors are scampering out of Nigeria.

This is the same Apapa that used to be an industrial hub and hundreds of many other business outfits including plenty of clearing and forwarding firms many of which had provided jobs to thousands of Nigerians in the 80’s through 90’s. This is the same Apapa that hosts the two busiest sea ports (Apapa Port and Tin Can Port) in Nigeria. This is the headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) as well as NIMASA...This is the operational home of FMN(Golden Penny),Dangote,Total,Forte Oil..These companies can come together and Partner with the Government to rehabilitate the road as part of their CSR

This same Apapa plays host to Army, Police and Naval establishments.

What’s more, it hosts two leading national newspapers—THISDAY and BUSINESSDAY

To underscore the economic importance of Apapa, all the nation’s banks are operating in Apapa, with some even having more than three branches...Forget the VI hype..Apapa rakes in Billions every hour..

No doubt, Apapa Local Government Area is one of the richest Local Government councils in Nigeria, what with the many petroleum product depots lining up the bank of the sea.Nigeria Customs largely operate from where it generated N385.7 billion within the first six months of this year? How can such a money-spinning domain, be left to rot and waste? And we are looking for investors?

Which serious and prospective businessman will go through all that trouble to set up an office or going concern in Apapa? Many offices and business outfits in the place have shut down and moved out.

Can somebody tell FG,State Government, the Ministers of Works, Housing and Energy, to please come to the rescue of Apapa, if not for the convenience of the workers and residents of this community, then for the economic significance Apapa stands for, and save the community from the Aleppo ghost. many of which had provided jobs to thousands of Nigerians

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Re: NPA, Dangote, Flour Mills, Give N4.5 Billion to Rebuild Roads At Apapa Port by wowmenow: 3:41pm On May 19
IbnSultaan:
God bless Dangote
God bless Hadiza
God bless PMB

too muck kids in nairaland this days

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