NPA should decentralise operations to end gridlocks at Apapa port – NUPENG

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has advised Nigerian Ports Authority to extend operations to other locations to decongest Apapa Port and end gridlocks in the area.
Tayo Aboyeji, NUPENG South-West Chairman, gave the advice in an interview in Lagos on Sunday.
“When Apapa port started operations, in 1970, it was only made for 30,000 cargoes but now it has over 80,000 cargoes yet no infrastructural development. “The management of NPA should extend the port infrastructure to accommodate incoming trucks because they are the ones blocking other road users.
“They can also create another ports in Epe and Badagry to decongest the one in Apapa,” he said.
Aboyeji said that the union would support any step taken by both Federal Government and Lagos State Government to end the gridlock.
NAN reports that on March 9, 2018, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, inaugurated a committee to address persistent gridlock across Lagos metropolis. The committee was chaired by the Commissioner for Transportation, Ladi Lawanson.
Other members include representatives of the Nigeria Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State Traffic management Agency (LASTMA), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).

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