The Buhari administration will find all possible solutions to end the gridlock at Apapa area of Lagos State, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. has said.
The Vice President Prof. Osinbajo said this on Tuesday at a Government/Private sector meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on how to speedily and comprehensively resolve the issue.
The Vice President further directed that the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) implement clear objectives to tackle the Apapa traffic gridlock. “We should look at all the components and find a quick solution,” Prof. Osinbajo said.
Others actions to be taken by the Ministry of Works and the Nigerian Ports Authority include:
To reduce congestion and ease traffic; empty containers within the Apapa area to be relocated to holding bays.
Shipping companies no longer to be allowed to operate holding bays within the Apapa Port location.
Tanks farms not to be permitted within the Apapa area.
Process of licencing access to trailer parks and port location by the Nigerian Ports Authority to commence.
Advertisement seeking for expression of interests from private sector to operate trailer parks and holding bays within the Tin Can Island area to be issued.
A task force to manage the flow of traffic within the Apapa and Tin Can Island environ to be established.
Also present at the meeting were the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, and representatives of the Inspector-General of Police and the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs.
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