The Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman recently made it known that Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has appealed to the Federal Ministry of Transportation to facilitate a formal request for the Authority to take over the reconstruction of Tincan Island expressway.
Hadiza who disclosed this at a forum in Lagos said that NPA could prioritize the reconstruction of the road through the Federal Ministry of Transportation saying that the funding for the reconstruction could be sourced from the organization as part of its contribution to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as she pointed out that reconstruction of the road was of paramount interest to NPA.
According to her,” We believe that the NPA is prioritizing the road reconstruction and we have made a request to the Federal Ministry of Transportation to facilitate making formal request for the Nigerian Ports Authority to take over the reconstruction of Tincan Island expressway.
“We believe that NPA can prioritize its reconstruction through the Federal Ministry of Transportation and we think that the funding for the reconstruction can be sourced from NPA and to be considered as part of our contributions to the CSR. We think that prioritizing of this road for us is paramount.
“The Nigeria Customs Service declared revenue of N1.2 trillion, the Nigerian Ports Authority also declared N299.8 billion and 70% of these revenues were generated from the western ports. So, we feel that this ports should be prioritized in terms of infrastructure deployment, as a result, if the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing is not ready to prioritize the reconstruction of this road, the Federal Ministry of Transport through NPA is willing to take on that responsibility and the funding will be considered as part of our contribution to the CSR”.