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Apapa Traffic: Oyetola sets up committee to review E-call  . Meets stakeholders in Lagos

Apapa Traffic: Oyetola sets up committee to review E-call . Meets stakeholders in Lagos

News Feature
As part of efforts to reduce the Apapa gridlock and strengthen the E-call up system, Marine and Blue Economy minister, Adegboyega Oyetola has set up a committee to review the E-call up system and come up with measures to ensure the current abuse of the system becomes a thing of the past. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the minister's spokesman, Ismail Omipidan, on Wednesday morning, in Abuja. The committee is to review the Standard Operating Procedures for Truck Traffic Management along the Lagos port corridor. Omipidan Ismail who noted that the committee was expected to meet with other critical stakeholders in Lagos on Thursday for the review, quoted the minister as saying "every possible abuse of the system by human should be x-rayed and solutions provided with a...
Apapa Gridlock Conduit Pipe for Extortion By Taskforce – Survey

Apapa Gridlock Conduit Pipe for Extortion By Taskforce – Survey

Breaking News, Business, Law, Maritime, Port News
Backdropped against the decision by the Lagos State government to institute a joint security task force, it has become apparent that some selfish personnel are taking advantage of their new status to extort the people. As trailers and tankers jostle for space to inch towards the ports or tank farms, a syndicate operating within the "chaotic axis" is busy extorting money from the drivers to pay their way through the logjam. Investigations carried out by Shipping World reveal that drivers pay as much as #50,000 to #100,000 to be allowed to shunt the queue and head straight under escort into the port for business. This often takes place at night when Lagos is asleep. It is not clear if this syndicate has the backing of the authorities in Alausa but there are concerns that the unsav...
Ports: FG, Lagos Set Up New Joint Task Force to Address Apapa Gridlock

Ports: FG, Lagos Set Up New Joint Task Force to Address Apapa Gridlock

Business, Law, Maritime, Politics
As Apapa local government seeks partnership with NIMASA on tackling logjam The federal government and the Lagos state government Wednesday set up a new Joint Security Task Force that will tackle the Apapa gridlock. This was as the state government hinted of plans to enforce the 2012 Lagos Road Traffic Law. The new move followed the current menace of tankers and trucks that have made traffic unbearable for residents and people doing business in Apapa. The decision to set up a Task Force was reached during a Security Council meeting held Wednesday and chaired by the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. Among those who attended the meeting were Lagos Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal: Commander of Ikeja Cantonment, Brig Gen. Elias Attu; Commander of NNS Beecroft, Commodore...