The Federal Government on Monday disclosed that the rail track that led to the Apapa Port Terminals would be completed in two weeks.
Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, made this known on Monday, during an inspection of the ongoing rail construction at the Apapa port.
Gbemisola, who led some officials of the Federal Ministry of Transportation to the port terminals through the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Rail Station, said the Project Manager, China Civil Engineering Construction Company, Mr. Xia Lijun, had given her the assurance that the laid track would be completed in two weeks.
“As you can see, the building belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service Scanner Centre needs to be pulled down but there have been issues surrounding it.
“I have been able to see the situation and upon my return to Abuja, the ministry will meet with the Management of NCS and the Nigerian Ports Authority.
“Before the end of next week, the solution to improve the construction at the Apapa rail track will be provided and the rail will be operational in two weeks”, she said.
Noting the need for the demolition of the Customs scanner centre, Saraki stressed the importance of ensuring that the demolition was done safely without destroying the customs equipment, adding that after the demolition of the centre, the ministry would come back for inspection to ensure that the scanners were relocated to a safer place.