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ATCON clears self of Apapa road construction delay

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Mr Olusola Teniola, president of ATCON

Mr Olusola Teniola, president of ATCON

Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has refuted reports that telecommunications fiber optic cables are part of huddles delaying constructions works on Apapa roads in Lgaos State.

An online maritime news medium had reported that “Stakeholders with heavy investments in underground infrastructures like PHCN, Gas Link, Water Corporation, and Telephone Network providers may soon emerge as the singular factor delaying the construction of the Apapa Wharf – Apapa Bridge Access, as the engaged construction company now on site could not commence work”.

But in a swift reaction, Mr. Teniola Olusola, president of ATCON told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek that the claims were not true, adding that road contractors waiting for permission should reach out to the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASMIRA) for direction.

Olusola said, “This is not true. Road contractors normally destroy underground facilities such as water, electrical and fibre cables indiscriminately. If they are waiting for permission to work, they just need to reach out to LASMIRA who will support their work.”

The Federal Government approved Messrs AG Dangote Construction Company, to re-construct the Lagos Ports Complex access road from the Port to the foot of the Apapa Bridge by Area” B” Police Station along Wharf Road, Apapa.

Maritime First also recalled that in order to ensure a hitch free commencement of the reconstruction work, the Nigerian Ports Authority, Western Ports had convened a meeting of stakeholders to discuss modalities for the successful execution of the project.


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