, pub-7147620433166915, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 FG gives truck drivers 7-day ultimatum to vacate Apapa roads - Newsalert NG

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

FG gives truck drivers 7-day ultimatum to vacate Apapa roads

The Federal Government on Wednesday directed truck drivers blocking roads in Apapa to vacate within seven days to enable the reconstruction work on Wharf Road to start.

The government also ordered telecommunication service providers and other operators to relocate their service cables on the Right of Way (RoW) of the project for work to begin.

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Godwin Eke, gave the directives during a meeting with stakeholders at the ministry’s office complex in Lagos.
“We need to do something urgently to ensure the smooth running of the project.
“When the project starts, we will not be able to wait for companies to relocate utility services; so I am appealing to all stakeholders to act fast in the interest of us all.
“Leave the roads so that this contractor, AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, can begin excavation on site,’’ he said.

NAN reports that the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday handed over the site to AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd. for reconstruction.

The project is to be funded by AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, an arm of the Dangote Group, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Flour Mills of Nigeria.

NAN investigation, however, revealed that the contractor had not been able to move to the site because articulated vehicles have blocked the roads leading in and out of the nation’s major ports in Apapa.
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