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Lagos State to build trailer park to ease Apapa gridlock

Lagos State Government has acquired a large land at Ojo
for construction of a trailer park to tackle gridlock in Apapa and other areas
caused by indiscriminate parking of articulated vehicles.

The State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson, told the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the construction would ease traffic
we got information that there is land available around Ojo.
found a land that can potentially be used to take some of these trucks off the
roads; the logistics involved is being borne solely by the Lagos State
Government,’’ Lawanson said.
said that the government would soon begin construction of the trailer park to
complement other efforts being put in place to ensure that trucks would be off
the roads.
official said that gridlock in Apapa had defied solutions for a long period
because of lack of holding bays.
to Lawanson, road and port infrastructure in the state are over-stretched
because they have not been developed in commensurate with the growth of Lagos
State population.
told NAN that the Apapa ports took care of about two-thirds of daily cargoes in
and out of Nigeria.
commissioner said that construction of the truck park would be one of the ways
of tackling the problem of overstretched infrastructure.
of the importance of petroleum products to the nation, Lagos will continue to
bear the brunt for the rest of Nigeria.
is why are calling on the Federal Government to give Lagos a special status,“
he said.
however, hailed the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Ms
Hadiza Bala-Usman, and the Minister of Transport, Chief Rotimi Amaechi, for
efforts in tackling congestion in Apapa.
said that the Lagos State Government would continue to partner with Federal
Government agencies and other stakeholders to ease congestion in Apapa and
other roads in Lagos.

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