By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has said that the unabating gridlock caused by the trucks in Apapa is a sore thumb that needs to be taken care of urgently.
Today, Governor Sanwo-Olu went on an inspection tour of all the road and infrastructure projects in that corridor, and promised to resolve, and also discuss with the Federal Government to allow the immediate use of the 700-truck capacity Lilypond Terminal to take the trailers off the road.
He continued: “In addition to this, We are making available 30 hectares of land at Ijora to build an additional park for trucks. I also took time to personally inspect projects meant to improve traffic around Constain, Iganmu, Apapa and Mile 2 areas.
“The chaos created by the indiscriminate parking of trailers along these routes, and the risk they pose to commuters in and around that axis are currently being addressed.
“We are setting our activities in a methodical order to see how we can redevelop Apapa. Hence the extensive road construction project ongoing in and around that location.
“Liverpool and Creek roads have already been completed. By October, all the road network leading in and out of the port area would be opened up for public use.
“We have assessed the issues with a view to achieving a permanent solution, in order to ease the burden of residents who live, work and ply that area regularly.”