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‘Efforts on to de-congest TinCan access roads’


The Manager, TinCan Island Port, Lagos, Emmanuel Akorherhe has revealed that there are ongoing efforts to end congestion on all access roads leading to the port and free it up for smooth operation.

He made the revelation recently when a delegation of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, (NSE) Apapa branch paid him a courtesy visit.

According to him, there are many challenges facing port operation but the major one remains the congestion on access roads into the facility.


Akporherhe who regretted that much working hours is lost due to the situation said in recent times the road congestions has become a major source of concern for all stakeholders.

He said the management in synergy with the Nigerian Navy is sanitising the areas to ease congestion and facilitate free movement of vehicles.

He said: “ While we are taking steps to control traffic, we are making sure that business is going on”.

Vice Chairman, NSE, Apapa Branch, Sunny Ejeje, said the visit was to boost existing relationship between the society and the port authority.

He said they are ready to collaborate with the port management in many areas and also offer their expertise to assist Tin Can port improve its operations.

According to him, NSE President, Adekunle Mokuolu is eager to partner with stakeholders to improve roads in the country and is ready to get national assembly backings for road rehabilitation in Nigeria.

Ejeje however called on the port authority to assist the society by serving as a platform for some of their members to showcase their talents.

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