Recession, gridlock compound port users’ loss

The Nigerian port users are counting their losses occasioned by a variety of factors, especially the recession that has hit the economy, as well as the deplorable road that has practically rendered maritime activities comatose in the last one and half years.
As at the last count, truck owners, who are, unarguably, the hardest hit, as they still find it extremely time-consuming to access the Apapa and Tin Can Island ports in Lagos, have lost billions of naira to the gridlock and other illegalities, like extortions and outright truck seizures by criminals, who pretend to be controlling traffic.
According to the truck owners, who belong to the  National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), since the beginning of the various crises, including infrastructure decay, over 6,000 trucks using the road daily hardly made a tripping one month because of the challenges.

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