Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group, says the Apapa Wharf road being constructed by his company will be completed in a few months time and “Nigerians would be surprised to see the project delivered even before scheduled”.
According to a statement signed by Francis Awowole-Browne, a media relations officer with the company, Dangote made this assurance when he visited the construction site on Tuesday.
The road construction in which both NPA and Flour Mills have financial outlay as their contributions while AG Dangote Construction, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group, is undertaking the construction, is to cost the three partners N4.3 billion.
According to him, by the time the road construction is completed, even some of the advanced countries would not be able to boast of the quality.
“He explained that what actually delay the take-off of the project was the gas pipeline that has to be relocated to pave the way for unfettered construction work and having done that, you could see that the work is progressing at a very fast speed,” Awowole-Browne said.
Dangote said that the road was very strategic because Apapa and Tin Can Island ports handle about 80 percent of the cargo that come into Nigeria and the condition of the road has made nonsense of businesses depending on the ports efficient operations.