NPA in deal to solve Apapa gridlocks



As part of its efforts to find solution to the Apapa gridlock problems, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with APM Capital to extend the use of barges to evacuate containers from the ports beyond Ikorodu to Epe.

The Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, unveiled the plan when she hosted a team from AP Moller Capital in her office.

She said the problem of Apapa access road seems intractable because of decade long decadence which was caused by multiplicity of problems.

Usman recalled the fact that NPA had made several efforts including contributing ₦1.8 billion to rehabilitate the road at a time as well also coming up with Call Up System, which would soon be upgraded to be electronically.

She explained that NPA would continue to consult with stakeholders across all levels, since the provision of infrastructure is crucial for sustainable ports operations.

Usman further assured stakeholders that NPA would build on the…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria