efforts have begun to demolish parts of Lagos Ports Terminals to give way for
both ongoing construction of standard and narrow gauge rail lines.
Amaechi disclosed this while inspecting the five terminals at
Lagos Ports at Apapa on Thursday.
He said: “We have enjoined the Project Implementation
Technical Committee on Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge to submit a suitable design
for the rail lines linking the five major port terminals at Apapa within two
The minister said that the technical committee has been given
two weeks within which to submit the design.
terminals was such that the railway line would be near the quay apron.
Amaechi said that laying the tracks near the water front
would be easy to offload and load the articulated vehicles.
According to him, structures that impede on the right of way
to link the port terminals with Standard gauge railway line will be demolished.
He said that challenges like gas and oil pipelines in the
Apapa axis have since been sorted out and that work would soon start at the
The five terminals at
Apapa port inspected by the minister included Apapa Bulk Terminal, Greenview
Nigeria Limited, Eko Support, ENL Consortium and APMT terminal.