Lagos, NPA to tackle Apapa gridlock

 

Governor of Lagos State, Ambode.

Lagos State Govenor, Ambode

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in collaboration with the Lagos State Government is to commence decongestion of traffic gridlock along Seaports’ access roads in Apapa in the next few weeks.

Speaking with Journalists after a meeting with Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday, Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Usman, said: “We have looked at the priority activities that we need to do to decongest the area and we would proceed with that in the next few weeks”.

According to the NPA boss, there are several partnerships that exist between Lagos State and NPA, adding that efforts are in top gear to develop the Lekki Deep Seaports within the metropolis.

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Usman said: “We have the Lekki Deep Sea Port development which both Lagos State Government and the Federal Government of Nigeria through the NPA have shareholdings.

“We have reaffirmed our partnership and commitment to drive the project and we want to do that within the shortest period,” said Usman.

On his part, Ambode reiterated the commitment of Lagos State to partner NPA, adding that “We have had issues about movement of cargo and every other vehicular movement that relates to traffic congestion in the Apapa axis.”

He added:“I think with the new management in charge of NPA, a whole lot of things will be resolved so quickly and I am very glad that this is the way we have decided to go and we will support everything to make Apapa a place that we will all be delighted to speak about.”

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