The Minister of State for Transportation, Mrs Gbemisola Saraki has assured that the much anticipated Apapa ports rail track connecting the country’s premier port to the hinterland will be completed by the end of June, 2022.
Saraki who is on a tour of facilities and agencies under the Ministry in Lagos was optimistic that with the completion of the rail access into Apapa, the nation will witness an improvement in it economic activities.
The Minister told journalists that the Project Manager of the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), the firm handling the project, Mr Xia Lijun, gave her the assurance that the laid track would be completed in the next two weeks.
The minister, however, disclosed the ministry of Transportation will put together a meeting with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to put modalities in place on how to demolish the NCS scanner on the Apapa railway corridor.
According to the minister,the Customs facility has impeded the completion of the railway construction, adding that discussions on the demolition will take place soon.