Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

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 Aliko Dangote

 Aliko Dangote, GCON(born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian billionaire, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia.As of February 2017, he had an estimated net worth of US$12.5 billion.Dangote is ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africaand peaked on the list as the 23rd richest person in the world in 2014.He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudiin 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world’s richest person of African descent.
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A cross section of Nigerian University graduates

100 technical graduates

to get Dangote jobs

The Dangote Group is set to employ over 100 graduates from the five technical colleges in Lagos, the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board, LASTVEB, Mrs Lara Erogbogbo has said.She disclosed this during an annual screening exercise for recruitment conducted by the Dangote Group for over 200 interested graduates.She said: ‘’At the end of the exercise, Dangote is looking at employing 100 of the over 200 candidates, adding, “if they are all successful, 100 will be employed.”

The Executive Secretary explained that for any technical graduate to be qualified for the interview, he must be below age 23 and write a test in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Welding and Automation. According to her, qualified candidates will go through a young technician program for 18 months in Kogi State. She said: ‘’After writing the test, successful candidates will face another panel for the selection into employment with Dangote, and these are being done in six fields – Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Welding, Automation, Mechanical Engineering and Fabrication and Instrumentation. ‘’What we have done today is to get the graduates from the five technical colleges to write the test and those that are successful will go to the next stage and then face a panel after which they will be taking into the Academy. “They must go through employability skills training for 18 months before they can be taking into relevant areas with Dangote. Érogbogbo who lauded Dangote for this gesture, added that the 18 months training was done free of charge.

Meanwhile, the Director of Technical and Vocational Services, LASTVEB, Engr. LaoluOguntuyi, explained further that at the end of the screening exercise, qualified candidates will commence training in January 2018, adding that free accommodation, food, protective equipment and allowances for candidates’ upkeep will be provided by the Dangote Group.

He posited: “Technical and Vocational Education is the bedrock of the development of any nation because the work force of a nation determines the economy. In essence, the skilled work force can never be idle and cannot involve in crimes. ‘’With such acquired skills, they will be able to think critically, solve problems and will be innovative in their way of dealing with people.”


Alhaji Aliko Dangote

Dangote Group of Company and its partners’ vendors have disclosed plans to employ over 350 Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, LSETF, graduate trainees, following their completion of an eight weeks intensive training exercise.

The Employability Support Project, is an initiative of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and it is designed to provide unemployed and underemployed youths in Lagos State with vocational skills training by well-certified and credible training partner. Executive Secretary, LSETF, Akintunde Oyebode, who disclosed the company’s plan in an interview with newsmen yesterday, urged other corporate organizations to also emulate the line and reduce unemployment statistics. 

While commending the organizations for their gesture, Oyebode stressed that Employability Support Project was designed to provide a viable platform that would connect and reduce dearth of skilled and employable labor needed in job market.

“I enjoin other corporate organizations to follow Dangote’s lead in recruiting the well-trained and certified manpower that the Employability Support Project has produced and supporting the Lagos State Government in its effort to bridge the unemployment gap in the state.

“Manpower skills gap remains a significant issue for businesses operating in the State and we are pleased to see that world-class brands are satisfied with the quality of our trainees and the scheme in general,” he added. Stressing on the essence of the job fair, recently held in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, of a skill firm, Nigeria, Amit Washington, stated that the move by Dangote and its partner vendors to employ trainees of the employability support project, is a testament to the quality of the scheme.

“Today is another milestone for us, one of the many that have been achieved under this project as we march towards creating sustainable employment for our youths. The vision for setting up this project, the first of its kind in Nigeria, is to increase the pool of employable graduates. “As such, it is fulfilling that a multinational organization of Dangote’s caliber has shown interest in recruiting a large number of our trainees.”

Washington, who was represented by the General manager Mrs. EbunoluwaBolodeoku, added that about 150 graduate trainees have also been selected for immediate employment in addition to 600 job commitments from leading organizations.


Alhaji Aliko Dangote

Empowerment: Dangote refinery

flags off vocational skills for host communities

Lagos—Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals Company, yesterday, flagged off a vocational training scheme that will inculcate skills in the young men and women from the Ibeju-Lekki area to make them marketable.Dangote Group Executive Director, Capital Projects, MrDevakumar Edwin said the initiative was a demonstration of the firm’s commitment towards capacity building and youth empowerment in the country.The vocational skills, which was launched in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, was designed to cover plumbing, masonry, welding, iron bending, auto mechanics and electrical works.

Edwin said the scheme was geared towards adding value to the lives of the youths and their communities and equip young men with trade skills that would prepare them for better opportunities. At the event, attended by top Obas and community leaders, including Oba of Lagos, Oba RilwanAkiolu and the Baales in the host communities, the Dangote Group boss said the company would continue to invest in projects that would add value to the lives of the people in the communities hosting its facilities. He said: “At Dangote Industries Limited, our corporate social responsibility projects are centred around the development and well-being of the people, especially our host communities. In Ibeju Lekki, we have executed several projects that are enhancing the lives of the people. We have provided boreholes for all the communities, classrooms for the local schools, and we just awarded scholarships to 51 secondary school students.

” In his remarks, Oba Akiolu said the program was unprecedented in that the company was yet to start operation but is empowering youths to make them employable.

The monarch then encouraged the youths to utilize the skills which they will acquire through the training program.

“This program is another level of our intervention targeted at providing vocational skills to the youths in our host communities. The youths are veritable assets in any society and their quality determines the outlook of tomorrow’s society. Therefore, an investment in developing vocational skills among youths will yield the desired results.” In his remarks, Oba Akiolu said the program was unprecedented in that the company was yet to start operation but is empowering the youths to make them employable. The monarch then encouraged the youths to utilize the skills which they will acquire through the training program. The monarch, who commended Dangote Refinery for its unwavering support to community development initiatives in the state, emphasized the need for the youths to work hard and be close to God.


Alhaji Aliko Dangote

Dangote Academy Trains

100 youth entrepreneurs

Dangote Academy has admitted a new set of 100 youths for training towards acquisition of technical skills and leadership ability for capacity development and empowerment.
Inaugurating the newly admitted students at the Dangote Cement Plant in Obajana in Kogi State recently, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said the Junior Technical Scheme (JTS) batch three and four comprising 100 trainees from Obajana and Ibese will provide various technical abilities to the youths.
Areas of specialization for the training as provided by the curriculum include mechanical, electrical maintenance trainings with 80 percent technical and 20 percent class work.

Dangote who was represented by G.V.D Edwin, Group Executive Director, noted that the academy was established in 2010 to serve as talent pipeline for the Dangote Group while filling the industrial skills gap in Nigeria.

He pointed out that the move was in recognition of the fact that industries cannot rely solely on Universities and Colleges of Technology to provide the specialized technical and managerial training required to run major modern industrial factories such as Dangote Cement factory, particularly in the large numbers of personnel they required to run their operations all over the country and outside Nigeria.

According to him, within and outside Nigeria, Dangote has synergy with reputable institutions such as German Association of Equipment Manufacturers, (VDMA) and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for capacity development.

He hinted that the first set were admitted in 2014 most of whom are now working in different Units within the Dangote Group while a few others are working in other manufacturing Plants across Nigeria.

He added: “At the end of the 18 months training program at the academy, these 100 young Nigerians which cut across all the states of the federation will become master technicians mainly in electrical installations and maintenance, welding and fabrication, machining and fitting, mechanical maintenance and instrumentation.”


Alhaji Aliko Dangote

Dangote, VDMA commence training

to build skilled workforce in Nigeria

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) and German Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (VDMA) have formally opened the Train-the-Trainer (Didactic & Rhetoric) Course (ToT) under the Dangote VDMA Initiative on Technical Education & Vocational Training (TVET).The programme which took place in Dangote Acadamy complex, Obajana, Kogi State recently, is a culmination of a project, which started on February 10th, 2016 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DIL and VDMA.The two parties had expressed their desire to promote and enhance technical vocational education and TVET in order to develop a skilled workforce in Nigeria.

Accordingly, the TVET agreement was later signed in November, 2016 for the training of 200 Nigerian youths as technicians while the approval for the registration and implementation of the agreement was granted by the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) on 11th, October, 2017. The two firms described the commencement of the ToT a major milestone in the effort to fully implement the Project – Dangote VDMA Initiative.

The other milestones of the project being expected later this year include conduct of Aptitude Tests for the admission of candidates (September, 2018), second batch of the ToT (October, 2018), delivery of workshop equipment and tools (October, 2018), full scale launch of the Project (November, 2018) and commencement of training of the 200 Trainees in December, 2018! The event had in attendance representatives of VDMA, NOTAP, Management Team of DCP, Obajana and some other BUs in Obajana. The Director-General, NOTAP undertook a tour of the Dangote Academy Complex as well as a Plant tour during which he met past and present Trainees of the Dangote Academy. He expressed great satisfaction with the pace setting initiative of the Dangote Group in the effort to develop technical and engineering skills in Nigeria.

He also urged the Dangote Academy to keep it up and ensure full implementation of the project. The event was attended by the Director General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) – Dr Danazumi M. Ibrahim who along with the Group Executive Director – Government Strategic Relations – Engineer Mansur Ahmed, the Group Chief Human Resource Officer – Mr. Usen Udoh and the Acting Plant Director, DCP Obajana – Mr. Murty Ramana jointly declared the program open! It was a very successful event and the training commenced immediately after the ceremony with Mr Joachim Kuhnrich as the Facilitator (German expert and member of the VDMA Team).

Dangote Refinery, a GameChanger


In the next three months, production activities will commence in the multibillion-dollar Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical complex situated in the Ibeju-Lekki axis of Lagos State, with the train one of the fertiliser plant expected to come on stream. But even as that historical day approaches, the project is already adding value to the lives of Nigerians through skills acquisition, jobs and wealth creations. Bamidele Famoofo writes that the project on completion will change the dynamics of the nation’s economy

Though Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical project, where petroleum products, gas and fertilizers are planned to be produced at commercial quantities is still being developed, its impact on its immediate environment and by extension, the nation in general, gives hope for a better tomorrow for Nigerians.

For instance, no fewer than 120 companies, which operate in the country are on contract to provide goods and services worth 368 million Euros (about N148billion) to both the refinery and petrochemical projects for the period the various works going on simultaneously in the complex would be completed.

In terms of employment generation, about 37,500 people, mostly Nigerians, are engaged in the various construction works going on in the complex. They have temporary jobs through contractors for a period not less than four years when the projects within the complex will be completed to earn a living wage.

Group Executive Director, Strategy, Portfolio Development and Capital Projects, Dangote Industries Limited, Devakumar Edwin, said through its corporate social responsibility programs about 250 youths from the communities around the refinery have been trained as artisans and given direct employment to work and earn income to fend for their families. “These are youths who do not have the requisite education and skills that can qualify them for jobs in the refinery and the other segments of the business which we selected and trained to acquire relevant skills in partnerships with the Lagos State government and Siemens to reduce unemployment in the state and also to engage them productively to contribute to the growth of the Nigerian economy,” Edwin told a delegation from the Nigerian Union of Journalists and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations during their recent tour of the complex.

In addition, Edwin disclosed that 900 engineers would be trained in foreign educational institutions for employment in the complex. He explained that the overseas training has commenced in earnest with batches one and two having completed their training, with the third batch proceeding to India for a similar exercise. “Classroom training only lasts for one month while on the job training takes one year. They are to work in real time with experts in the industry everyday for that duration of 12 months.” he added.

Currently, the company is employing 3,580 Nigerian personnel on site, which excludes employment created by the various contractors and sub-contractors at the construction site.

Apart from job creation and capacity development, host communities have more things to benefit from the CSR programs of Dangote. Edwin disclosed that free medical services would be provided in collaboration with the local government while schools, hospitals or community health centres would be constructed too. Access to micro credit and merit scholarship are part of the things to be provided for the host community. Development of youth entrepreneurs through trainings is also one of the key focuses of the CSR program of the company in its immediate operating environment.

The refinery complex which includes a refinery, petrochemical plant, a fertilizer plant and a subsea pipeline project, is the largest in the world. The refinery’s daily production capacity would be 150 per cent of the current total demand of petroleum products in Nigeria, with the excess exported to other countries.

With a 650,000 barrels per day capacity and 838 KTPA Polypropylene plant, the refinery segment of the business on completion will become the largest single-train petroleum refinery in the world while the 3million tones per annum capacity Urea fertilizer Plant will emerge world’s second largest. The gas project has the largest subsea pipeline infrastructure more than any country in the world as it boasts of 1,100km to handle 3.8 million SCF gas per day. World scales gas treatment stations are expected to emerge after the completion of the project.

The Dangote fertiliser project which is estimated to gulp $2billion is the largest granulated Urea fertiliser complex to emerge in the entire fertiliser industry history in the world, with its 3million tonnes per annum capacity. The fertiliser complex, which sited on 500 hectares of land has the capacity to expand as it is only occupying a small fraction of the allotted portion. Natural gas being the main raw material for the plant is being expected to arrive anytime in May 2019 for the fully completed train one plant to commence operation.

Saipem Italy is the engineering procurement, procurement and construction contractor for the project while Tata Consulting Engineers, India, is the project management consultants for the fertiliser project. Meanwhile, Chevron has the contract to supply natural gas for production activities in the plant.

The management of the complex is confident that the fertiliser business will deliver good profit to the company and its shareholders as it is projected that population growth and the need for food production will jack up the consumption of Urea fertiliser beginning from 2020 when production of the production would have commenced in earnest.

The current consumption of Urea estimated at a dismal 700,000 tonnes per annum by Nigerian farmers, said to be due to very poor hectare usage is believed to be the cause of poor product yield, which threatens food security in the country.

By 2020, Nigerian population is projected to increase to about 207million, which would lead to increased food production. Statistics revealed that that around five million tonnes of fertilisers are required per year in Nigeria in the next 5-7 years bifurcated into 3.5million tons of Urea and 1.5million tons of NPK while current production levels in Nigeria are at 1.6million tons by 2019.

Beyond fertiliser and oil, Dangote is setting up large oxygen and acetylene plant in Nigeria to produce wielding gases since the current production capacity of this product is not sufficient to meet the demand in the wielding industry.

The Dangote group has also seized the opportunity presented by the refinery and petrochemical project to build expertise in construction works, growing a construction company that will be formidable enough to take on huge construction contracts in the country.

“We have bought over 750 equipment to enhance the local capacity for site works since even Julius Berger,Dantata&Sawoe, Hi-Tech and the likes are unable to handle even small portions of our construction requirement of heavy earth moving equipment, bulldozers, excavators, bobcats, compactors and front end loaders,” Dangote hinted.

Additional capacities built for construction are in the mechanical construction and stone quarry segments. The company, according to information made available by its COO, has bought 300 cranes to build up equipment installation capacity as he said the current capacity in Nigeria is extremely poor. Dangote equally boasted to have built the world’s largest granite quarry to supply coarse aggregate, stone column material, stone base, stone dust and material for break water. The quarry has a capacity of 10million tonnes per annum production.

The refinery and petrochemical project is estimated to gulp $18billion with the refinery alone accounting for $12billion, which represents about 67 per cent of total cost. Additional benefits of the project is that the gas from the pipeline system could generate 12,000MW electricity for the nation while direct employment to be created by the project is estimated at 4,000 on completion, about 145,000 people will get indirect jobs.

Besides, foreign exchange savings for Nigeria is projected to be $7.5 billion while additional forex income for the country is put at $5.5 billion. The targeted completion date for the refinery is October 2019.


From left: L-R, Representative of the president / Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola,(SAN) and President Dangote industries limited, Aliko Dangote, discussing in one of the heavy duty equipment while Lagos state Governor, AkiwunmiAmbode, alights from the equipment at the Flag-Off of the Reconstruction of Apapa – Oshodi – Oworonshoki- Ojota Expressway by Dangote industries limited, Apapa Lagos

Dangote: Concrete Pavement as

Viable Alternative to Bad Roads

Nigerian roads are experiencing better lease of life, through the introduction of concrete pavement by Dangote Industries Limited in road construction projects. This same innovative material is to be used for the 32-kilometre Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki-Ojota expressway, which was recently handed over by the Federal Government to the private indigenous conglomerate, to be reconstructed at a cost of N73 billion within the next 24 months.

For the distraught residents, motorists and businesses along the failed Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki-Ojota expressway of the Lagos mainland, relief has finally come.Respite came their way recently when the Federal Government formally handed over the 32-kilometre six-lane dual carriageway for reconstruction to improve and strengthen the nation’s economic hub of Apapa Wharf through Oshodi to the Ojota axis.

The road, said to have been built since 1975 with no facelift since then, has completely given way, with only trailers and trucks cluttering every available space on the arterial route. The situation becomes compounded anytime it rains.While the nightmare lasted, businesses suffered and some closed shops while residents in the Apapa area – once reputed to be one of the best aesthetically designed communities within Lagos – groaned and relocated.

However, the story is gradually changing, not just because the Federal government has finally summoned the courage to bring the road back to life, but because the usual bituminous template for road rehabilitation has been jettisoned in favour of the use of concrete pavement in reconstructing the road; now a global fad.
Also, the road reconstruction has been conceded to the Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) a company which reputation is acknowledged globally. The Company whose construction subsidiary AG Dangote Construction is fast making its mark in the construction sector with the construction of a 26-kilometre concrete pavement Itori-Ibese road delivered as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project to the government of Ogun State.

It is also spearheading the construction of the two-kilometre concrete Apapa Road jointly facilitated by DIL, Flour Mills Plc and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), also as another CSR project.The DIL, through AG Dangote, is presently undertaking the construction of a 46-kilometre concrete pavement Obajana-Kabba road, a major link connecting the Southern part of the country with the Northern axis, which has long been abandoned by motorists due to its state of disrepair.

Project Overview

Giving an overview of the project during the recent flag-off, the Director, Federal Highway, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Engr. Yemi Oguntominiyi said the Apapa–Oshodi-Oworonshoki–Ojota Expressway presently needs reconstruction with most parts of the road riddled with deep potholes and cracks. He said the poor condition of the road was causing serious traffic gridlock, which poses security risks to other road users.

“This situation has negatively affected the movement of petroleum products and other goods around the road corridors which potentially undermine the national economy. The advantages of the reconstruction include reduction in road accidents and loss of lives, reduction in travel time and operating cost for transporters and commuters, facilitate access into and from the Nigerian Ports, and facilitate access into and from oil and petroleum products’ depots in Lagos.

“The pavement works shall consist of provisions of compacted selected sand as fill, 150mm thick sand cement (5% cement content) as sub-base, 200mm thick crushed stone base as base course, laying 250mm thick reinforced concrete grade 30, tact coat, laying 50mm thick modified bitumen asphalt concrete wearing course (reduction noise level).

“Also included are bridges and interchange ramps rehabilitation, laying of 75mm thick concrete pavement for traffic island, laying of 150mm thick concrete pavement for plot entrance slabs, concrete crash barriers, desilting of about 60km both median and outer drains. Concrete line drains, drainage facilities and access culvert are to be provided.”

Rapid Schedule

The Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki-Ojota road reconstruction project, which is to gulp N73billion, is expected to be completed within 24 months; a time frame considered by professionals as fast. This is even as the President and Chief Executive of DIL, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has promised that the road may be delivered before the scheduled time frame.The whole length of the road is to be paved with reinforced concrete by DIL, using the Road Trust Fund policy, which gives private sector operators an incentive to fund infrastructure with government. It is in form of a public, private partnership, conceived to accelerate the provision of federal roads by allowing private sector operators to collectively fund road projects in exchange for tax credit.

Dangote said: “The Road Trust Fund policy gives private sector operators an incentive to fund infrastructure with government. This is an innovative and laudable scheme; we are putting our money upfront. “We are actually advancing our tax to government upwards of almost four to six years. This is a novel idea that will, no doubt, lead to rapid economic growth through significant infrastructure improvement. We look forward to doing more of this with government,” he added.

While calling for concerted efforts to save Nigerian roads, Dangote praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to revamp infrastructures by establishing the Road Trust Fund, which he said is targeted at constructing major commercial corridors with heavy vehicular traffic, pointing out that “this would surely open up the economy, boost our ease of doing business and also improve our ranking considerably in the annual Global Competitiveness report.”

In response to reference to him by the Minister as a responsible individual and corporate citizen, Dangote disclosed that last year, his company paid corporate tax, withholding tax and education tax amounting to N97.6 billion and that he was sure that this year, “Our taxes will be over 160 billion, by next year it should be over N200 billion. So, it is a wise thing for us to work with the government, because those roads that are not delivered on time can actually be delivered on time and on budget, because if there is money for it, then there will be no excuse to increase cost.”

Dangote said the project, which would be the largest concrete road in West Africa, would be better and more cost effective than the bituminous road because while tarred road lasts for about 20 years or below, concrete road has a minimum lifespan of 45 to 50 years.“I want to assure your excellences that this road will be the first road we will finish ahead of schedule in the country, and it will also be finished on budget and it would be the largest concrete road in West Africa. I promise you it will be completed ahead of schedule; with this road our own name will be at stake,” he stated.

The business tycoon said they would make sure that the road was done properly and delivered free of trouble, stressing that on completion, the revenues of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and that of Dangote and other companies doing business in Apapa area would quadruple as the turn-around time would be reduced drastically.

Debunking any possible insinuation that he probably was agitating for concrete road because he produces cement, a major raw material for the concrete pavement road, Dangote said rather “we believe in opening Nigeria up and giving Nigeria the best at this time.” He said they would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring the road was done properly.

Dangote disclosed further that DIL would be partnering Hitech Construction company for quality and timely completion. He thanked the Chagoury Group, owners of Hitech Construction Company for the partnership. He also praised present and previous governors of Lagos State for making his Refinery and Petrochemical projects in Ibeju Lekki possible, adding that “people need to realise that the revenue from that project alone is one and a half times the budget of all the states and local governments of Nigeria.”

Critical Infrastructure

Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, while speaking at the flag-off, lamented the attitude of past governments towards critical infrastructure like the arterial roads. The Minister, who represented President Buhari, said the reconstruction of the road’s Section 1, Sub-section A, would start from the Olorogun Michael Ibru Boulevard (former Creek Road) end of Port Novo Bridge and Liverpool road, in Apapa, through Coconut, Beachland Estate interchange bridge, Cele Bus Stop, Anthony Village, to old Lagos Toll Gate

He recalled that the road being reconstructed was built between 1975 and 1978 and since then nothing has been added to it; as it had neither been expanded nor given any facelift, even with an increase in port activities and vehicular movement.Fashola urged all concerned to bear with the situation as there would be a lot of inconveniences and distress during the reconstruction period. He particularly pleaded with truck owners and drivers to stick to a lane to enable other road users go through other lanes.

“We shouldn’t use our business to create inconveniences for others. We have all got to make sacrifices while the reconstruction lasts. Maintain just one lane, let others go through. There will be the need for emergencies and urgent needs for other road users. The security agents should also please do their work. There have been complaints against them by the truck drivers,” the minister added.In his remark, the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said Public-Private Partnership was the way to go in infrastructural development and concrete pavement was the best solution for the Lagos terrain because Lagos is situated below sea level. He expressed his appreciation to the federal government for refunding the money the state spent on federal roads within the state.

The groundbreaking was attended by Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya; Senator Oluremi Tinubu; Chairman, Apapa Residents Association, Brig-Gen. Sola Ayo-Vaughan (rtd), and the leadership of the Association of Owners of Trucks and the Drivers’ arm, among others.

Earlier, Chief Remi Ogungbemi of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners described it as a monumental embarrassment for the entire road to be choked with trucks with nowhere to park, thus blocking the whole road network around Apapa. He advised that certain percentage of the revenue of the NPA should be set aside for the maintenance of the roads and other infrastructures around Apapa.



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