The Director-in-Charge of Highway Management at the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr Chukwuwike Uzo has said that Federal Government did not capture expenses for the repair of the dilapidated Tin – Can Apapa expressway in the 2017 budget.
Uzo noted that it was high time private investors join hands with the government to fix some of the roads as the ‘government cannot do everything.’
The director said this at the ongoing Summit on the “Establishment, management and operations of Transit Truck Parks” in Abuja.
Uzo said that, hopefully, the repair of the roads would be included in the 2018/2019 budget, adding that the government is currently constructing a Truck park opposite Tin Can port that would accommodate 340 trucks.
In his words: “The government cannot do everything that is why we are calling on investors to see the opportunities in investing in these infrastructures. The main objective is ensuring safety on our roads”.