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Apapa Gridlock: Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Building Trailers Park



Sanwo-Olu 50 new to decongest the Apapa area of continuing traffic gridlock

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed plans to construct a 6000-capacity truck park. This is part of the measures to decongest the Apapa area of continuing Apapa gridlock.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who made this known through a micro-blogging platform, Twitter, Wednesday. He disclosed that his administration has identified a trailer park that is going to house 6,000 trucks. Adding that with that, a permanent solution will be found to the traffic issue in the area.’

Sanwo-Olu said: ”the state government would also continue to work with the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Shipper’s Council. With this, a permanent solution will be found to the traffic issue in the area.”

The Governor tweeted via his Tweeter handle, @jidesanwoolu, he wrote: “The decongestion of Apapa, we have identified a trailer park that is going to take 6,000 trucks. The construction will start in earnest.

“We are also working with the NPA and the Nigerian Shipper’s Council for a long-lasting solution to the Apapa gridlock.”

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Furthermore, the governor disclosed that his administration will carry everyone along the journey to a greater Lagos. He, however, said he will not misuse the mandate given to them (his administration) to ensure continue development of the state.”We will continue to carry everyone along on our journey to a greater Lagos.”

”We remain committed to the mandate given to us to serve the people of Lagos state and will ensure that plans for the continued development of our state are implemented and sustained,” the governor added.

In a similar development, the state government is set to reopen the closed Mile-2 Trinity end of Oshodi Apapa Expressway. Meanwhile, the road which was earlier shut for 72 hours to pave way for palliative work by men of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH). This is for the ongoing reconstruction of Apapa Ports-Oworosonki Expressway.

According to Director Highways, South West, FMWH, Engr. Funsho Adebiyi, “As I speak with you, we have completed the palliative work on the section of the road.

“I can assure you that the road will be reopened by 12 midnight today for normal activities. ”We commend the cooperation received from the stakeholders throughout the closure of the road for palliative work which is meant to reduce traffic gridlock in the area.”

Meanwhile, Sanwo-Olu has highlighted key components of his administration which he said were aimed at delivering his greater Lagos vision.


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