In continuation of consultation with Stakeholders’ towards finding a lasting solution to the Maritime sector activities, that has plagued Apapa and its environs with incessant traffic gridlock, the Lagos State Government (LASG), Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), and Truck Transit Park (TTP) have reached a resolution on the strategy to be adopted for the new e-call up system for trucks operations in and out of Apapa.
According to the Lagos state government, the resolution was agreed upon today after thorough consideration of all parties involved, to effectively eliminate the traffic congestion experienced in the State through Ports activities.
At the meeting which held at Lilypond Terminal, the parties agreed that a new e- call-up system will commence on Saturday 27th February, 2021 as the existing call up for trucks will be discontinued from today, 26th February, 2021, due to its inefficiency to manage truckers operations in and out of the ports.
It was also jointly agreed upon that by 4pm today 26th February, 2021, all articulated vehicles will be prevented from entering Apapa and its environs and subsequently by 12.00 noon on Saturday, 27th February, 2021, trucks in and around the ports access roads are all expected to have vacated the corridors, with strong warnings for truck owners and drivers to adhere to the resolutions to prevent harsh reactions from government.
In addition, the parties also urged all stakeholders, especially truck owners to cooperate with the state government as it makes consolidated efforts to create ease in movement for its citizenry safety, welfare and health which are of primary importance.