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Lagos, NPA Identify Holding Bays to Ease Apapa Gridlock

the Lagos State newly constituted Traffic Management Enforcement Team to resolve Apapa gridlocks and the Nigerian Port Authority Security Team have identified seven parks as holding bay for trucks around the metropolis.

The Chairman of the state team, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, said this in a statement signed by the Assistant Director Public Affairs of Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Bolanle Ogunlola, in Lagos on Thursday.

He said both committees met to rub minds on the issue occasioned by loading trucks and trailers at the port, which had extended to major parts of Lagos.

Fayinka, a Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, said the team had been able to design a road map and the strategy to be adopted in tackling the issue.

He said: “We are in discussion with the various stakeholders; the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Terminal Operators and Association of Trucks Union on the best way to do business around Apapa Ports without breakdown of law and order.

“Part of the discussions held with the Truck Owners Association operating around Apapa was that each company should acquire Park Terminals for their fleets of trucks to serve as holding bay pending when they will be called up for loading.

“NPA is already ramping up the Call Up System that will ensure that trucks that are not yet called for loading do not hang around the ports constituting obstructions to traffic.

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