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The most important effort the government is currently making to address the challenges around Apapa port is to improve infrastructure and the call up system, Yemi Osinbajo, vice president has said during an assessment of the state of work today.
These key things, he said will enable easy movement and access to the port without pressure.
The vice president in the company of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor and the Adisa Bala-Usman, Nigeria Ports Authority managing director said to achieve the best and most efficient infrastructure, its effort will not be pressured by timeline.
“We must never forget that this port is really meant for about 34 million metric tons (mmt) of cargoes. But it is now doing well over 80 mmt,” Osinbajo said.
“So there are several things we are doing in order to make it easier to use this road and also for the entire import and export experience. Also the rail link from the Port which is part of the Lagos Kano railway from Apapa is an important transportation system out of the Port. There are lots of cargo to move by rail.”