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NPA, Lagos State begin ‘operation green’ to clean up port environs

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The Nigerian Ports Authority, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government and relevant security agencies will commence a full-scale clean-up operation at the two Lagos Ports on Monday 5th July, 2021.

The exercise tagged “360 Degrees Cargo Clearance” is expected to cover all entry approaches to the Tin Can Island Complex, Lagos Port Complex, Kirikiri Lighter Terminals I&II and the port corridor crisscrossing Tin Can – Coconut – Sunrise – Mile 2 – Orile – Ijora Sifax – Ijora Olopa – Lilypond – Area B – Wharf Road – Creek Road – Old Dockyard Road – Seaplane – Apapa Wharf Gate.

A statement by NPA General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija said the operations will ensure the clearance of shanties, kiosks, abandoned vehicles, machineries, equipment, containers obstructing the free flow of traffic as well as those constituting environmental nuisance or serving as hideouts for criminal elements.

Alakija advised those who illegally trade or reside in the aforementioned places to vacate the areas forthwith.

While soliciting the understanding and cooperation of members of the public during the exercise, he said the goal of this clean-up operation is to make the nation’s ports safer and environmentally friendly.