MD NPA orders immediate rehabilitation of Lagos Ports’ access roads

L-R  Richard Smith ,Trade and Marketing Director ,Central ,W/Africa cluster ;Chairman Shipping Association of Nigeria, Val Usifoh ;Managing Director NPA ,Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero and Executive Director, Marine and Operations NPA ,Engr David Omonibeke when the Shipping Association executives paid a courtesy call to the  NPA MD at Marina. 

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero, has directed that immediate temporary rehabilitation works should commence on the deplorable port access roads linking Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports.

According to a statement signed by the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Isa Suwaid, the Managing Director gave the directive when receiving the members of Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) who paid him a courtesy visit recently at the NPA Corporate Headquarters, Marina.

Sanusi Lamido who directed that the palliative measure be taken immediately, was reacting to updates given by the General Manager, Western Port, Chief M.K Ajayi on the adverse effect of the road on the economic activities at the Ports in Lagos.

The Managing Director assured that the Authority would mobilise both human and materials resources, to ensure that palliative maintenance work starts without further delay.

The General Manager, Western Port, chief Michael Ajayi also updated the stakeholders at the meeting that the Management of the (NPA) and a construction firm had signed a Memorandum of Understanding( MOU) on the rehabilitation of the Liverpool round about and the creek road in Apapa.

Ajayi called on other Federal Government Agencies involved in road maintenance to see it as a common challenge and align with the Management of the Authority in making the Apapa wharf road motorable.

Earlier, the chairman shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) Mr Val Usifo on behalf of the association members assured the managing director of their corporation for a common objective in the maritime sector.

Present at the meeting were the Executive Director Marine & Operations (NPA) Engr. David Omonibeke; General Manager, Eastern Ports Mr Onuenyenwa Obumneme; Port Manager, Tin Can Port, Babatunde Longe; Port Manager, ONNE Port, Engr. M.A Wada, Acting Port Manager, Lagos Port complex (LPC), Acting Port Manager, Abdulrahman Lamina; Port Harcourt Port, Mrs Eunice Ezeoke, as well as the Chairman, Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) and another member.