The Federal Government has awarded the contract for the construction of section two of the Apapa–Oshodi expressway.

It would be recalled that section of the road, stretching from Sunrise to Cele bus stop have not been attended to in the last couple of years because the Federal Government was yet to award it to any company for reconstruction.

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According to the Team Lead, Bulk Truck Operation of Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Israel Ogundiran, the port access road contract is in two phases, one is from Apapa to Sunrise which is completed, while the other is from Sunrise to Cele bus-stop. He sees the award of the second section as a welcome development.

He said, “If that portion is not constructed now, especially that small portion between Sunrise and Berger, you will see the effect. You will see containers falling any how during the rainy season. In dry season, you and I can see the pot holes on the road but in raining season it is covered by muddy water.

“That is why we are asking the government to fix that portion of the road, so that it will ease transiting from Apapa down to Tin-can and straight down to Mile2.

Ogundiran stated that they are also asking for palliatives on that portion of the road for vehicles exiting from the port so that the contractor will not be disturbed by rescues and evacuations.