he Minister of Transportation, Mr. Mu’azu Sambo, has said the Federal Government does not want the repeat of Apapa port at Lekki port over the movement of cargo by road.
Sambo noted this at the 34th Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN) Anniversary and Awards on Friday in Lagos.
The anniversary was themed: ”16 Years of Port Concession: The Pains and the Gains.”
Sambo also emphasized the Federal Government would remain committed to policies that would boost the growth and development of the Port Community System.
“Government is embarking on many projects to help the maritime industry, the Deep Blue Project which will ensure cost of importing cargo into the country is reduced.
“For the Lekki Deep Port, there is no reason why we should have a replica of Apapa port there and so I have instructed the Nigerian Ports Authority to ensure no movement of cargo by road,” he said.
Sambo spoke on dockworkers sacked due to port concession in 2006.