The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that the state government has donated 30 hectares of land in Ijora for overhauling the terminal system at the ports.
He remarked that there is no reason for trucks to park on highways if their dedicated terminals are operational.
The Governor made the disclosure while inspecting projects and infrastructure being developed on the Apapa corridor to ease traffic congestion in the area.
He stated that the gridlock caused by the indiscriminate parking of trailers had impacted negatively on businesses in the area, stressing that the menace had endangered the lives of people living on the corridor.
He said, “Today, I have taken time to personally inspect some projects being developed both by the Federal and State governments to improve traffic around Constain, Iganmu, Apapa and Mile 2 areas.
The projects are initiated specifically to address the chaos created mainly by indiscriminate parking of trailers along the routes.
“There is also a Lilypond terminal, a major holding bay for heavy-duty trucks, which has not been operated after it was transferred to a concessionaire.
We are aware that the concessionaire is meant to complete an agreement with NPA on the transfer of the facility. But, while this is being done, the Lagos Government has donated 30 hectares of land in Ijora to raise the capacity of the Lilypond Terminal.
These steps will be part of the solutions of taking the trucks off the Apapa highways.”