The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed its readiness to work with relevant government agencies to find a lasting solution to the unending chaotic traffic gridlock along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
NPA Managing Director, Malam Habib Abdullahi, who decried the traffic gridlock on the access road to Apapa said, if the situation was left unchecked, it could have an adverse effect on the activities of both the Lagos Port complex (LPC) and Tin Can Island Port (TCIP), among other business activities.
He called for an urgent collaborative effort by all the major stakeholders in the nation’s maritime sector to address the challenge and said the authority had initiated plans for all stakeholders meeting to discuss the way forward.
“The authority is committed to cooperate and work with relevant government agencies to find a lasting solution to the perennial traffic gridlock into Apapa,” he said.
While commending efforts of the Federal Ministry of Works in awarding contract for re-construction of the Apapa-Oshodi Express Way and Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola in trying to find a solution to the problem, he appealed to the construction companies “to expedite action on the reconstruction,” adding that “the NPA has also embarked on remedial work of fixing the common user roads around the ports with the aim of alleviating the problem.”