The Lagos State Government at the weekend assured residents and motorists that it will continue to engage relevant stakeholders until the traffic gridlock being experienced around the ports are eradicated.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Special Adviser on Transportation, Sola Giwa disclosed this during an interactive meeting with relevant stakeholders, including officials of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) on the permanent solutions to Apapa traffic gridlocks held at the Ministry of Transportation, Alausa, Ikeja.
Giwa said despite the success recorded in managing traffic around Apapa with the introduction of the truck electronic call-up system known as ‘eto’, the state government is still working to resolve other challenges around the port access roads.
Giwa said the state government is trying to establish a process that would be seen as fair and beneficial to everyone no matter the delay.
“When the road is free, motorists will move freely without traffic and tankers turnover will be high. Traffic causes health, security and other social problems,” he said.
He emphasized that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is discussing the involvement of a private sector in providing parking space where petroleum tankers could temporarily park while waiting to be called up to load.
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