April 16, 2024

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Sanity returns to Tin Can Port access road as gridlock disappears

After years of grappling with perennial traffic gridlock along the Mile 2 to Tin Can Island Port access road in Lagos, sanity has returned to the once congested corridor.

The road, previously choked with parked trucks, is now clear, allowing for a smooth flow of traffic.

The development comes following a joint operation carried out by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Lagos State Government last week.

Our correspondent who visited the Tin Can Island port on Friday observed that all the trucks that had been obstructing the road for a significant period, forcing motorists to resort to driving against oncoming traffic had been removed.

Fielding questions from journalists on the development at a press briefing in Lagos on Friday, Controller, Tin Can Island Port Command, Comptroller Dera Nnadi lauded the collaborative effort between the Lagos State government and the NPA.

He expressed his appreciation to the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his support and political will , which he said were instrumental to the operation’s success.

He said “The greatest glory goes to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide SanwoOlu, who gave the political will and support to ensure the exercise succeeded.

“We thank the media for highlighting the challenges we faced on the port access road. The good thing now is that the road had been cleared for us to have sanity around the port corridor.

“Since 2017, that particular side of the road has not been in use. It is something we must all commend the collaborative efforts of the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigerian Ports Authority and particular the Lagos State government who through its insistent has opened up that corridor for our use. ”

Nnadi said the reopening of the access road will improve traffic flow and faster navigation within the port for users, ultimately boosting cargo throughput and revenue generation for the government.

“Opening that corridor will further help to increase service delivery here because port users will navigate across the port easily. It will also increase the cargo throughput to the port, ” he said.




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