F.G, Vice president set to tackle Apapa gridlock.

November 15, 2017

The federal government and some private sector stakeholders held a meeting this week to deliberate on how to tackle the Apapa traffic lock down that has been ongoing for a very long time. The vice president, presiding over the meeting, stated that all compnenets be examined, and lasting solution be provided. The federal minister of works, housing and power, assured the vice president that all hands would be on deck to bring this menace to an end. Some of the private sector stakeholders that were oresnt include: President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Chairman, Honeywell Group, Dr. Oba Otudeko; and the Chairman, BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu.
Some of the proposed solutions to the problem include;
Empty containers within the Apapa area to be relocated to holding bays.

Shipping companies no longer to be allowed to operate holding bays within the Apapa Port location.

Tanks farms not to be permitted within the Apapa area.

Process of licencing access to trailer parks and port location by the Nigerian Ports Authority to commence.

Advertisement seeking for expression of interests from private sector to operate trailer parks and holding bays within the Tin Can Island area to be issued.

A task force to manage the flow of traffic within the Apapa and Tin Can Island environ to be established.
The vice president, professor Yemi Osibajo, took to his twitter account, yesterday and gave clues about his contribution to bringing a solution.

The vice president's tweet

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