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Dangote Inspects Road Construction In Apapa, Assures Timely Completion

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Dangote Inspects Road Construction In Apapa, Assures Timely Completion

 

Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on Tuesday assured that the Apapa Port Wharf concrete road construction would be deliver on schedule.

Alhaji Dangote gave the assurance when he visited the construction area in company of the Managing Director of AF Dangote Construction Company, Mr Ashif Juma.

It will be recalled that Dangote Group brokered a tripatrite arrangement with Flour Mills of Nigeria and Nigerian Port Authority to take over the road construction from the Federal Government due to the state of dilapidation of the road as it serves a major role in the country’s non-oil economy.

The arrangement will see to the reconstruction of the road into a lasting concrete pavement as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. The construction will cost the three partners N4.3bn.

Dangote stated that the road will be completed in a few months time and that Nigerians would be surprised to see the project delivered even before schedule, saying efforts are being redoubled by his company to ensure quality job and timely completion.

He said, “By the time the road construction is completed, even some of the advanced countries would not be able to boast of the quality.”

He added that the project experienced delay in take-off due to a gas pipeline that was relocated to pave the way for unfettered construction work, “and having done that, you could see that the work is progressing at a very fast speed.”

In his speech, Group Managing Director of Flour Mills, Mr Paul Gbedebo acknowledged that the three partners have shown how to be good corporate citizens saying by the time the road construction is completed it would be a sought after road.

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