Osinbajo Blames PDP For Apapa Port Congestion

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Osinbajo Blames PDP For Apapa Port Congestion

Prof Yemi Osinbajo

The perceived blame game of the present administration continued yesterday, as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said the failure of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrations to invest in infrastructure resulted in the congestion of the Apapa Port, Lagos.

He said the past administrations failed to invest in the other ports and the rail system when Nigeria earned higher revenues from oil.

Prof. Osinbajo spoke during a special plenary at the ongoing Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.

The Vice President said: “I think one of the major failings that we have had as a nation is the failure to invest in infrastructure, especially when we were earning significant sums from oil, and I think that has led to several of what we’re seeing today.

“The Apapa Port has a 35million metric tonnes capacity; now it’s handling 85million tonnes. So we have so many trucks coming out of Apapa, destroying the roads.”

According to him, the Federal Government is aggressively addressing the Apapa Port congestion through the development of the rail system and the other ports.

“We’re opening up the ports in the Southsouth and fixing the rail system. You cannot transport goods around the country without investment in rail,” Osinbajo said.

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