Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has threatened to name those benefitting from the perennial traffic gridlock and disorderliness experienced along the Apapa corridor in the state.
Sanwo-Olu stated this on Wednesday in Lagos while commending the Nigerian Ports Authority for the new electronic call-up system for trucks going to the ports.
Apapa has been notorious for chaos over the haphazard operations of trucks around the seaports.
At an event in Lagos on Wednesday, the Governor said, “We will name and shame them. We will bring out their names, be it a corporate organisation, be it a company, be it a Lagos State officer, be it a police officer, whoever it is, be it a union that will say that the solution that we have brought about will not work.
“They will go and answer to the citizens of Nigeria and the citizens of Lagos State. We will bring them to the public courts for them to see that we are about seriousness; we cannot condone the recklessness and the carelessness that our citizens have gone through.
“And I want to use this opportunity to commend the management of NPA because they have worked with us on this agenda. So, my challenge is to others who have not signed on to this wonderful column system.”
The e-call up system was designed for the management of truck movement and access to and from the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa.