Despite ongoing challenges, significant progress has been made towards resolving the traffic problem in Apapa Ports, routes and environ of Lagos state, a recent Federal government report has claimed.
As contained in a statement signed by Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in the Office of the Vice President.and released in Abuja on Monday, efforts towards fixing some of the roads around and leading to Apapa ports is geared towards addressing the problem in the area.
According to Akande part of the progress made in fixing the road infrastructure include the Apapa-Wharf road completed since 2018 and already in use; 1.4 km Liverpool road almost completed, but open for public use and 2.9 km Creek road, almost completed but open for public use.
Others include: Apapa-Oshodi Exptressway from creek road to Tin Can Port gate 1-almost completed; Apapa-Oshodi Expressway from Tin Can Port gate 1, to Mile 2-at advanced gate of completion and the Tin Can Island transit truck park – completed and now in use.
“Besides the issue of road constructions,” he stated further, “other developments include: adoption of call up system for trucks at the Lagos port, which is at an advanced stage and will soon be deployed.”
Osinbajo spoke after listening to the stakeholders at the recent virtual meeting attended by the Minster of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola , Comptroller general of the Nigerian Custom service (NCS) Col, Hameed Ali (rtd), managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hajiya Hadiza Usman, Executive secretary, Nigeria Shippers Council, Mr Hassan Bello and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Presidential Task Force Team, Mr. Kayode opeifa.
Speaking on the current traffic situation around the area, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo olu said it has been worsened by the temporary closure of major transit routes like the Third mainland Bridge, Eko Bridge and several other roads.
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