Apapa traffic: Oyetola sets up committee to review NPA’s eto

It is time to float a national carrier — Oyetola


The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola has set up a committee to review Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA’s electronic call-up system known as eto.

A statement issued by the Minister’s office on Wednesday stated that the committee was set up to review and strengthen the e-call up system, which was set up by NPA in February 2021, and to reduce the traffic bottleneck in Apapa, Lagos.

“The committee is to review the standard operating procedures for truck traffic management along the Lagos port corridor,” the statement issued Oyetola’s spokesman, Ismail Omipidan, said.

The committee is expected to meet with other critical stakeholders in Lagos on Thursday to ensure that “every possible abuse of the system by humans should be x-rayed and solutions provided with a view to ensuring that it is abuse-free.”

“I have a number of suggestions on how I believe the system can be strengthened but I want inputs from the stakeholders. This is why I have set up this committee to interface with the service provider and other stakeholders in the industry to come up with a best way of dealing decisively with the saboteurs,” the minister was quoted as saying.

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