December 6, 2023

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Lagos govt promises to find permanent solution to Apapa gridlock

Lagos seeks stakeholders’ cooperation to achieve seamless e-call up system at Lekki- Epe corridor 

The Lagos State Government has reassured residents and motorists that it will continue to engage relevant stakeholders until traffic gridlocks being experienced around Apapa-Port axis is totally eradicated.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa disclosed this during an interactive meeting with relevant stakeholders, including officials of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) on the permanent solutions to Apapa traffic gridlocks held weekend at the Ministry of Transportation, Alausa, Ikeja.

Giwa said despite the success recorded in managing traffic around Apapa with the introduction of ‘Eto’ system to petroleum tankers, the state government is still working tirelessly to resolve other challenges to enable seamless journey to motorists.

The special adviser maintained that government is trying to establish a process that would be seen as fair and beneficial to everyone no matter the delay.

“When the road is free, motorists will move freely without traffic and tankers turnover will be high. Traffic causes health, security and other social problems,” he said.

He emphasized that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is discussing the involvement of a private sector in providing parking space where tankers could temporarily park while awaiting their individual call-up for loading.

Officials at the meeting generally agreed and set up a committee with terms of accommodating other stakeholders into the ‘call-up’ system introduced to encourage orderliness parking among tankers and to provide a holistic solution to the entire perennial traffic problem around Apapa.


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