Adegboyega Oyetola, the minister of marine and blue economy, bemoaned the deteriorating condition of the Lagos ports and demanded an immediate renovation of the infrastructure and amenities on Monday.
Oyetola stated that the infrastructure is crumbling while touring the Lagos Ports and that the government will work with the terminal operators to determine how to pay for the ports' renovation.
The Minister added that he will work with the Minister of Works to repair the port access road, which is also in need of repair.
He said: “I intend to go around and see things for myself and I have seen a lot of things, the challenges, need to activate a lot of things about our ports.
"The infrastructure is almost collapsing from what I have seen. So it is a major rehabilitation that has to be carried out. However, I am impressed with the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority but we need to support them. I am looking forward to a situation where the terminal managers will be willing to contribute to the rehabilitation of the ports, it is important, if you do that they are going to make more money for themselves. So it is going to be a collaboration between the government and the terminal operators.
"I have asked them to let us have the report regarding the collapsed quay walls and what they have done so far. We need to know so that once we get approval from Mr. President, we will move to fix the quays.