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Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by postbox: 2:49pm On Dec 31, 2019
We lost about N25 Billion due to bad road, Apapa-Oshodi road to be one of the best in Africa when completed – Dangote

LAGOS, Nigeria, December 30, 2019,/ — As part of Dangote Industries Limited’s commitment to the Federal Government of Nigeria, Group President/CE of Dangote, Aliko Dangote took the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola on an inspection tour of the 35-kilometre Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojota highway currently under construction by Dangote Industries Limited.

The work began in 2018, as part of a bargain between the company and the Federal Government to enjoy a 10-year tax rebate that accrues to N72.9 Billion. The road has been subjected to heavy traffic flow. An initial attempt to work on the road fell apart, it was approved for N15 Billion in 2013, work on the road stopped after the 2015 general elections.

During the inspection, Fashola told members of the press, “The Federal Government is dedicated to the speedy completion of the highway to provide a lasting solution to the problems of bad roads, and gridlocks”

Previous efforts by both Federal and State governments to solve this bottleneck have been unsuccessful. Group President/CE, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote during the inspection said;

“We expect that by the end of 2020, the entire road network will be finished, you will have a road that will last for 40 years.”

Speaking on Dangote Industries Limited’s struggles, Dangote complained about the congestions at the ports, the gridlock which cost the company about N25 billion in revenue between 2017 and 2019 financial year.

Praising the quality of the road been constructed, Dangote assured that it will revive commerce around the Apapa area. “This road will actually open up the economy. It will bring a lot of jobs and a lot of factories that have moved out will be able to move back.”

The road is on track to be concluded before the end of 2020. This is the first attempt to rehabilitate the busy road since it was first completed in 1978. Fashola also spoke about the economic revival of the Apapa area,

“Businesses have started coming back on Liverpool Road because the road closed earlier is now back. You will see more of that. All of the businesses that are shut on Creek Road will come back. We expect to see property redevelopment and property renewal once the road is completed.”

Fashola also explained that the project will be creating wealth around the surrounding areas as trucks will be needed to convey different materials to the site of the construction, and also labour to help with the process. The project has also seen over 600 people directly employed.

Speaking of how President Buhari plans to bring 100million people out of poverty, Fashola explains that the economy around the construction will provide jobs and opportunities for Nigerians.

“Once the economy of Apapa returns, all the clearing and forwarding, shipping, newspaper companies and all others doing business will resume fully and the economy will bounce back.’’

He lauded the private/public partnership scheme with Dangote and pointed out that section two of the project, which was not part of the original contract was already showing signs of failure, due to heavy traffic.

While inspecting the road around the Oshodi area, Fashola had this to say

“We are at the Oshodi area now and one side has been concluded and opened to traffic and this is how we intend to continue to complete and open until we finish the entire road,”

Dangote said: “What I can also assure you is that this road will be finished before the end of next year.’’
https://brandspurng.com/2019/12/30/the-apapa-oshodi-road-will-last-for-40-years-when-completed-dangote/

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Nairaobserver: 3:14pm On Dec 31, 2019
Watch Video HERE

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by BigSarah(f): 3:14pm On Dec 31, 2019
After your trucks have spoilt the one we're managing before bah.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by toluism: 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019
Good

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by psychologist(m): 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019
Good

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Newnas(m): 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019
We don hear

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by cinoedhunter: 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019
Pictures for people like us wey no sabi Lagos grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Keenmind2019(m): 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019
Wow good but the real question is why does everyone hate dat dead meat seller. You ppl will now condition some of us to follow in the hate. I refuse to join. Everytime u cancel the dead meat sellers comment.. Ah ah

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by buygala(m): 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019
Ok smiley



That's if all these telecom companies won't do that their useless digging across the road in order to pass their godforsaken cables angry

Those ones no dey use eye see fresh road... They will sha dig right across and refuse to cover the dug parts or do a very shabby work doing so... That marks the beginning of the end for that road undecided

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by bukatyne(f): 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Miracle4Sure: 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019
Great
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Nobody: 3:15pm On Dec 31, 2019
I see ! meanwhile in another news, Hisba don arrest Nigeria police ooooo!

https://www.nairaland.com/5607472/zamfara-hisba-arrested-policeman-three

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Sunofgod(m): 3:16pm On Dec 31, 2019
STORY...The romans built roads that have lasted 2000 years,

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by YINKS89(m): 3:16pm On Dec 31, 2019
We pray so... Just that we lack maintenance in this country
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Juchii(m): 3:16pm On Dec 31, 2019
Okay na
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by BizLifeE: 3:17pm On Dec 31, 2019
An illustrious Nigerian, we're proud of you.


Can other political assholes build any roads that will last that long?



Perfect Money/Payeer/Epay/Neteller/Skrill: ItuGlobal

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Niyeal(m): 3:18pm On Dec 31, 2019
See executive chair used by Dangote.
Why Dangote still dey find money self?

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Andibot(m): 3:19pm On Dec 31, 2019
Though this is a good one for those leaving in lagos and business along oshodi apapa expressway, the biggest earner is Dangote himself. A 10 YEAR TAX-FREE BUSINESS? shocked shocked shocked? Every other politician will hide under him to get things done tax free as well as import hardwares.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by anonymous1759(m): 3:22pm On Dec 31, 2019
bukatyne:


We have left vision 2020 to vision 2070 grin


Once believed in vision 2020 in 2000. Can't believe I'm few hours away to 2020. And things are getting worse for the country not for me though.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by jojomario(m): 3:23pm On Dec 31, 2019
The quality of road being constructed on that axis is best for our bad maintenance culture. The casting is solid.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by bukatyne(f): 3:24pm On Dec 31, 2019
anonymous1759:



Once believed in vision 2020 in 2000. Can't believe I'm few hours away to 2020. And things are getting worse for the country not for me though.

Time, they say, flies.

I can remember going to church for 2019 cross-over, now, it is less than 6 hrs to 2020 cross-over.

Life!

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Sofistcatdmoron: 3:26pm On Dec 31, 2019
nice
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Lynx001: 3:26pm On Dec 31, 2019
i saw it as a philantrophic move untill i looked closer. road was pegged at 15billion In 2013. 7ys ago. lets say inflation made the price triple to 45billion. Dangote offers to do the road. Gets 10years tax free window amounting to 72.9 billion. Sharp guy. Is it not better we tell private individuals to take over some sectors. E.g LNG Bonny provides 24hrs light in bonny lga. Extend the light to other part of the state. fg has 45%share In the company. they can tell lng to collect the money they spent from fg 45%. eleme petrochemical work that federal road where ur company is. Collect the money from govt stake in the company. Afterall if they pay tax govt steals it. So y not do govt job and collect the tax. Am nt sure a business man will use his hard earned money and do road and tell the cöntractor to do nönsense. we can always get him. unlike govt that changes every 4yrs

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Goldenheart(m): 3:28pm On Dec 31, 2019
Dangote 2023

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Lamasta(m): 3:28pm On Dec 31, 2019
I hope they complete it faster cos that road has caused more pain than good for commuters plying that route due to incessant traffic
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Lanre4uonly(m): 3:29pm On Dec 31, 2019
Good to know.
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by scribble: 3:30pm On Dec 31, 2019
Fashola na thief

U don thief all the money for road do website and borehole

Now u dey request alhaji help

Thunder fire u rocket scientist of no report
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by Gforce2019: 3:33pm On Dec 31, 2019
Dangote don received lie Mohammed spirit
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by seanwilliam(m): 3:33pm On Dec 31, 2019
This man is helping nigeria than the past 3 presidents combined
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by docjuli(m): 3:36pm On Dec 31, 2019
Ok
Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by scribble: 3:37pm On Dec 31, 2019
BigSarah:
After your trucks have spoilt the one we're managing before bah.

No the roads are bad because thiefnubu, fashole and co embezzled the money for good roads and awarded the contracts to their friends like Hitech

The local government chairmans also steal money for roads and use poor materials to do some, if any so the roads can spoil and they budget for renovation and steal that one onto

You know how they do na

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Re: Aliko Dangote Says Apapa-oshodi Road Will Last For 40 Years When Completed by docjuli(m): 3:37pm On Dec 31, 2019
Lynx001:
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Well done

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