Apapa Road: Relieve As Dangote, others team up to finance road construction
Apapa Road: Relieve As Dangote, others team up to finance road construction
Nigeria’s cement tycoon and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has applauded the Federal Government of Nigeria for the final intervention on the gridlock along Apapa-wharf road.
According to reports, Nigeria Loses N20 Billion daily and 140 billion naira weekly due to the constant gridlock on the Apapa-Wharf Road.
Speaking to some select media men, Aliko Dangote said “The economy loses more than N20 billion daily. It affects businesses across the country. All our operations in the hinterland in Ilorin, in Kano, are operating at 40 percent maximum capacity.”
Still buttressing on the poor state of the road and how it has affected several Dangote Conglomerates Dangote said.
“Today, there is no linkage road going from South West to the North. You have to go all the way through Ajaokuta, Obajana, Lokoja and you have to go by that uncompleted road Obasanjo started 13 years ago.‘’
Seeing the need to be personally involved in the construction of the road to ease business operations for all, he said.
“More than 60 percent of our country’s import and exports come through the port and we leave it unattended. That is why we started on our own. Flour Mills said they will join us, but now government changed the design because they want all the cables and pipes underground and to have a more robust solution. Both Dangote and Flour Mills are pumping in over N2.5 billion for the 2 kilometres double lane on each side making a total of 4 kilometres.
The richest black man further said that the biggest job “is drainage because that is what is destroying the road. We will make sure this problem is sorted out once and for all. This thing should not be allowed to happen. We started a discussion with the government over a year ago and we are happy that we have been given the opportunity to finally fix it.”
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Federal government, Dangote Industries Limited, Nigeria Port Authority and the Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, for immediate reconstruction of the Apapa-Wharf road with a concrete overlay.
Former governor of Lagos, and now Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, signed the agreement for the handover of the road, on behalf of the Federal Government, while the Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Usman, and Joseph Makoju, honorary advisor to Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group, and Gbedebo, signed for their respective organisations.
The three organization have therefore taken over the Apapa road as one of their corporate social responsibility which will in all ways better the lives of businesses and sustain economic viability within Lagos and Apapa-wharf metropolis.
Buhari Has Done More For Igbos Under APC Than PDP – Nollywood Actor, Kenneth Okonkwo
Kenneth Okonkwo, a popular Nollywood actor, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has done more for Ndigbo Nigeria under the All Progressives Congress, APC, than the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP (PDP).
According to IGBERE TV, the veteran Nollywood actor campaigned unsuccessfully for governor of Enugu State in the 2019 election.
Okonkwo lamented the operation of Fulani Herdsmen in Abuja in a post on his official Instagram profile on Tuesday.
According to President Buhari, 12 million children in the country have been traumatized and are frightened to attend school because of the high prevalence of kidnapping.
On Tuesday, October 26, the President announced this during the launch of the Safe School Programme in Abuja.
The President, who was represented at the ceremony by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, also stated that dealing with security concerns in the country has been difficult.
“The incessant attacks on the country’s education system such as kidnapping, abduction of pupils/students, increased activities of insurgence and general insecurity in our schools have exacerbated many factors responsible for the growing number of out-of-school children.
It is disheartening to note that even when the abducted students are released, the trauma of the incidences remains long in their minds; hence the plan to have teachers trained on psycho-social support.
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Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), claims it would “convincingly” win the next gubernatorial election in Anambra and the presidential election in 2023.
John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said on Thursday, October 21 at the inauguration of the state congress appeal committee in Abuja that all members of the APC should see disagreements “within the party as family disputes and should not seek to destroy the platform which helped them in the past.”
“With the huge membership strength we have recorded during the last registration and revalidation exercise, there is no doubt that Nigerians still trust us and that we will win all the upcoming elections convincingly, starting from the governorship elections in Anambra, to Osun, Ekiti, and to the 2023 general election,” he said.
“Therefore, there is a greater need to sustain the trust of our party men and women and indeed all Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari opened a two-day mid-term ministerial performance review retreat in Abuja on Monday, amid reports that more of his ministers will be sacked for poor performance.
The yearly retreat, which is attended by Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, and other top government officials, is held to evaluate the administration’s top functionaries’ performance.
President Buhari announced the dismissal of two of his ministers during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on September 1.
They were the Ministers of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, and Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, at the time, informing others that the action would be ongoing.
According to presidency sources, the President may be waiting for the results of the continuing review process before taking action, which may include removing more of his cabinet members whose performance and conduct do not satisfy the administration’s standards.
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