The Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, has said that the state of TinCan Island seaport has shown decades of neglect.
Saraki who said this during a ministerial tour of the Lagos ports on Monday; also called on the need for a total reconstruction of the quay walls of the TinCan Island Port complex which she said has become weak due to age.
The minister maintained that it is important to modernize the ports and get it ready for bigger vessels adding that it is better late than never.
She said, “We cannot build on a weak foundation, it is vital that we get these two very important ports modernized and ready to berth modern vessels. The state of the Ports shows decades of neglect but it’s better late than never”