Apapa gridlock improved

The traffic gridlock that engulfed Apapa, and its environs, has reduced as Vehicles are now seen moving at a good pace compared to how it was before.

The Special Adviser to the governor of Lagos state on transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka said this Saturday during an operation review meeting with terminal operators at the Tin Can Island ports in Apapa.

Fayinka who also doubles as the chairman, Traffic Management Enforcement Team, declared that the meeting is in continuation of efforts to enlist the support of all critical stakeholders in the Ports at Apapa to eliminate traffic gridlock which has the Terminal Operators playing a critical role.

He noted that traffic in and out of Apapa and its environs has improved drastically, saying “If you come in through Eko Bridge, Ijora, Sifas or Iganmu, the road is free. The only problem we are having now is from Area B to the Port”.

Speaking on the plan to bring shippers to the round table so that they can be in sync. with the transport initiative of the present administration, Fayinka said, “We have actually met with Shippers Council and they told us they are ready. We have agreed that the next meeting will be to engage the Shippers Council, the truckers, the terminal operators, Nigerian Ports Authority and every other stakeholder, so that they can all reveal their challenges”.

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