Apapa Congestion: Lagos clearing trucks indiscriminately
The Lagos State government said it has commenced the removal and clearance of trucks parked indiscriminately along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat said this during a Strategic Stakeholders’ Meeting organised by Apapa Local Government at the Rockview Hotel, Apapa.
The event, themed; ‘Building Together’, was part of activities to mark the council chairman, Idowu Sebanjo’s 100 days in office.
According to Hamzat, who was represented by Rasaq Amodu, the removal commenced Friday, December 3.
The deputy governor hailed Sebanjo’s initiative in bringing stakeholders in Apapa together to chart a common front.
“In an attempt to tackle these enormous challenges, the administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has continuously partnering with the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) and other stakeholders in the maritime sector to get the heavy articulated vehicles off the road permanently around Apapa axis and improve traffic along the corridor,” he said.
Sebanjo said the meeting was meant to fashion out a Strategic Plan that will guide the operations, and transformation of Apapa over the next three years.
“The goal is to reposition Apapa into a 21″ Century Modern Port City. As identified stakeholders, you would agree with me that this council has suffered a gross reputational loss due to its many challenges, chiefly the incessant traffic menace and its perpetual poor environmental measures, which has led to an exodus of people and massive vacation of both homes and businesses in Apapa,” she said.