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Lagos assures stakeholders of solution to Apapa gridlock

Posted on August 29, 2022

Users of the Mile2-Tincan section of the Oshodi-Apapa expressway and other stakeholders in the port area have been assured by the Lagos State Government that it won’t relent in its efforts to eradicate gridlock on the stretch.

Inspecting the Mile 2-Tincan section recently, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, explained that despite the success recorded in managing traffic flow in and out of Apapa Port, the state government is trying to resolve the challenges plaguing the ongoing construction there.

Giwa further explained that the concerns of the truckers and the construction company, Hi-tech, have been well noted by the Traffic Management Enforcement Team, adding that they would be engaged to create and implement a lasting solution to reduce the gridlock on the lane inbound Tincan Port.

He affirmed that the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration would continue engagements with all stakeholders to ensure cooperation and speed in rounding up construction of the port access roads and ensuring seamless movement in and out of Apapa and its environs.

The Special Adviser reiterated that the use of okada for commercial operation is still prohibited at Apapa despite recalcitrant riders seen flouting the ban. He assured that the penalties wpuld be meted out accordingly by the security formations charged with enforcing the ban across the ten (10) Local Government areas of the State.

Affirming the words of the Special Adviser, the Port Manager, Hi-Tech, Mr. Willie Barkhuisen, declared that with the support of the state government, the company would complete rehabilitation work along the Mile-2- Tincan axis in two months.

General manager, engineering, Dangote Group, represented by Akinsanya Bolaji lauded the Lagos State Government for its dedication and support in ensuring that the rehabilitation of the Port access roads is completed in record time. He assured that the Dangote Group would remain supportive towards bettering port operations.

The Port Manager, Nigerian Port Authority, Jubril Bubba; Director Operations Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Mr. Peter; Port Manager Hi- Tech, Willie Barkhusie; and his team, were also present at the inspection exercise on the Mile2-Tincan axis.


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