NPA, LASG to run three months trial of truck e-call up system

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, disclosed plans to finally commence a three month trial on enforcement of the electronic call up system for trucks from February 27, 2021, as part of measures to ensure the free flow of traffic in Apapa.

The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Samwo-Olu, declared this when the former led a delegation of NPA management on a courtesy visit to Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

Recall that Sanwo-Olu recently constituted Lagos State Special Traffic Management Enforcement Team, saddled with the responsibility of resolving the incessant gridlock that has plagued Apapa and its environs, resulting in untold hardship and huge losses in revenues.

The newly created Lagos special traffic team is headed by Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka. Other members include the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Central Business Districts, Sola Giwa, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Security Intelligence, Ayodeji Laurent, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu and General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Olajide Oduyoye.

The new traffic team said non-compliance to the electronic call up system by truckers will result in their vehicles being towed and impounded.