Gridlock on Apapa Lagos Axis Persists for 4 Months
Following road rehabilitations and activities of truck owners in the busy Apapa, Lagos, that axis of the state has remained locked-down by almost immovable vehicular traffic.
It’s has been four months now since the gridlock became pronounced but still, no solution in sight. The situation is prolonging economic loss by residents who depend on movement along the axis.
Few hours ago, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over a Government/Private sector meeting on how to resolve the Apapa traffic gridlock.
Last week, the VP was flown over the Apapa and its environs for an aerial assessment of the situation to enable him observe the extent of the gridlock
The VP tweeted: “Today, I presided over a Govt/Private sector meeting on how to resolve the Apapa traffic gridlock. Last week, I flew over the Apapa for an aerial assessment of the situation. Last week, I flew over the Apapa for an aerial assessment of the situation”.
Due to the severity of the traffic gridlock, the Lagos State Government, three months ago, directed owners and operators of articulated vehicles/trailers and petroleum tankers to stay away from Lagos.
The State Government in a press conference jointly addressed by officials of the State as well as members of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, regretted that the incessant traffic bottleneck had impacted negatively on the commercial activities of the citizenry, adding that the directive would be enforced to eliminate the current hardship being faced by motorists.
In October, the House of Representatives Committee on works sought for solutions to the situation when they visited ministry of works.
Part of the recommendations of the Reps for quicker solution of the Apapa situation is for the Ministry to look inwards by expanding and rehabilitating Orile-Iganmu Truck Park or engage a concessionaire through Public Private Partnership so as to offer timely respite to tanker/truck drivers plus other road users to halt further socio-economic loss in the state.