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Minister reveals when Apapa port rail track would be completed

Senator Gbemisola Saraki

The Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki has revealed when the rail track that leads to the Apapa Port Terminals would be completed.

Saraki disclosed that the rail track would be completed in two weeks.

The minister, who revealed this during an inspection of the ongoing rail construction at the Apapa Port on Monday said the Project Manager, China Civil Engineering Construction Company, Mr. Xia Lijun, had assured her that the laid track would be completed in two weeks.

Saraki said, “As you can see, the building belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service Scanner Centre needs to be pulled down but there have been issues surrounding it.

“I have been able to see the situation and upon my return to Abuja, the ministry will meet with the Management of the NCS and the Nigerian Ports Authority.

“Before the end of next week, the solution to improve the construction at the Apapa rail track will be provided and the rail will be operational in two weeks.”

The Minister was accompanied by the Apapa Port Manager, Mrs. Funmi Olotu; the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, and the Project Manager, China Civil Engineering Construction Company.

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