April 16, 2024

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How Fadipe’s PSTT intervention prevented relocation of Apapa LG secretariat- Council Chairman

The Chairman of Apapa Local government, Hon. Idowu Adejumoke Senbanjo has praised the efforts of the Presidential Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) for clearing the notorious traffic gridlock that plagued Apapa and it’s environs.

Senbanjo, while speaking at the launch of a book authored by the coordinator of PSTT, Moses Fadipe in Lagos last week revealed how the intervention by the PSTT prevented the imminent relocation of the Apapa Local Government secretariat.

Represented by the Chief of Staff to the Council, Dele Afose, Senbanjo recalled the dire situation Apapa faced noting that discussions were already ongoing about moving the local government secretariat due to the gridlock.

The Chairman acknowledged the hands-on approach of Mr. Fadipe, who she said didn’t just delegate tasks but personally engaged in the mission, working tirelessly, even in the wee hours of the morning to confront the traffic challenges.

“When all the companies, all the residents were about to run away from Apapa because of the perennial traffic gridlock, even the local government was planning to move our secretariat from Apapa , to tell you how bad it was but Mr. Moses Fadipe led Presidential Port Standing Task team came to our rescue.

“Mr Fadipe said “we can do it. If we want to do it, we will all do it together. And we invited all the stakeholders and I tell you today, if not for Mr. Fadipe nobody can drive into Apapa. I’m saying this whole heartedly. And he did not just push the boys to go and do the work, 24 hours he is on the field.

“I was surprised to see him around 2am to 3am with his task team out to raid those who were blocking the road. And I was wondering ‘doesn’t this man sleep’? Is he using something or what? And to the grace of God, today you can drive into Apapa and you can drive out of Apapa, “she said.

Senbanjo emphasized the gravity of the transformation, noting that without Fadipe’s intervention, Apapa’s traffic challenges would have persisted, affecting businesses, residents, and the overall economic activities in the port.

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