Lagos to move Apapa tank farm to Lekki


Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Friday said that his administration had concluded plans to relocate all tank farms in Apapa to a world class industrial and petrochemical plant in Lekki.

Fashola spoke in Lagos as the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign train in the state moved to Apapa area of the state.

He said that the relocation would make Apapa become the commercial, residential and industrial hub it used to be.

The state government had said that tank farms in areas such as Apapa posed a danger to residents.

“You do not need 3,000 tankers to come to Apapa and move fuel supply to the whole of Nigeria.

“We will be able to supply the country from the Lagos refinery that we have.

“Once the refinery in Lekki is built, we will move all the tank farms out to a world class petrochemical plant that I have designed for you,” Fashola said.

The governor also said that he had signed an agreement to build a Shoprite mall in Festac, saying those for Isolo and Ikorodu were also on the way.

Fashola urged the residents to vote for the party’s governorship candidate in the February election, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for continuity of good governance in the state.

“Ambode will continue with all these plans so that life can return back to Apapa and the entire state.

“Vote for continuity in Lagos, it is too big to gamble with, it is too strategic to Nigeria, Africa and indeed the entire world,” Fashola said.

He commended residents for their trust and support, saying that their votes would not be taken for granted.

Earlier, Ambode said that the state had enjoyed steady growth and development and it was necessary to continue with the tradition of excellence, which the party was known for.

He promised that the traffic gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway would be re-addressed.

“The only way you can address this is to vote for APC, we must continue with the tradition of excellence,” Ambode said

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