May 30, 2023

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‘Tin Can – Mile 2 road to be completed before November’

‘Tin Can – Mile 2 road to be completed before November’

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Transportation, Mr. Sola Giwa, says the state government had received assurance from the contractor handling the Tin Can- Mile 2 road construction that both sides of the road would be completed before November.

Giwa, who stated this at a round table meeting with the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Dangote Group and the Hitech Construction Company Limited in Lagos on Monday, said the government is intensifying efforts to remove bottlenecks hindering the completion of Tin-Can Island-Mile 2 road.

He said the Lagos State Government was optimistic of the completion of the road and was ready to fix the challenges facing the contractor.

According to him, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had promised the residents a more decongested traffic situation at Tin-Can Island port road just as they had done at Apapa Wharf.

“Motorcycles are not supposed to ride on the expressway and we will continue to arrest them until we get rid of them from the roads.

“Before now, we have collaborated with NPA, seeing that the parks are there and it is not possible to use the port without passing through the parks.

“The truckers and tankers queuing on the port road were trying to engage in another second leg of business which was constituting traffic along the port road.

“We are engaging the truckers and the tanker drivers this week at a stakeholders’ meeting to see how we can achieve ease of doing business in the ports area.

“Truckers or tankers drivers need not stop other people from using the road as the road is constructed for everybody to use,” he said.


Also speaking, the Tin-Can Island Port Manager, Mr Jubril Buba, said that the collaboration between the state government and stakeholders was yielding positive results.

He said the authority would improve on collaboration to enable business flourish at the port.

Buba explained that operators faced the challenge of bad roads, saying that completion of the road would improve revenue earned by the government.

He advised Lagos State officials to carry along the Controller of the Federal Ministry of Works in charge of the roads to enable them work on the same page.

The Project Manager, Hitech, for the Tin-Can-Mile 2 road, Mr Wills Barkhuisen, said that the company had been able to fix three sections of the road and was left with one section of the road.

“Our challenges are the indiscriminate parking of the trucks and the issue of getting materials to the site every day.

“We are on the fast track system to enable us to finish the remaining work.

“We have been able to complete sections four, three and one, remaining section two, which is 9km from Beach bridge to Cele area,” he said.

The General Manager GDNL Terminal, a subsidiary of Dangote Group, Mr Akin Omole, who was represented by the Head of Engineering, Mr Bolaji Akinsanya, said that Dangote company was financially responsible for the fixing of the Tin-Can Island -Mile 2 road.

Akinsanya commended the efforts of the Lagos State Government in easing the traffic congestion along Apapa port.


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