Apapa Gridlock: Osinbajo Gives Presidential Task Force Two More Weeks To Clear Traffic

The Federal Authorities has prolonged by two weeks, the time given the Presidential Taskforce on the Apapa site visitors gridlock to resolve the matter following a request for an extension by members of the taskforce and different stakeholders. 

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, accepted the extension at a gathering of the Presidential Task Force with stakeholders held on the Presidential Villa, earlier within the week. 

The duty power which commenced its project on Might 24 had as much as June 7 to finish the project however is now anticipated to current a proper report on the finish of its prolonged mandate on June 24.

The presidential directive was issued for the clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of legislation and order to Apapa and its environs inside two weeks. 

The directive adopted an emergency assembly convened by President Muhammadu Buhari and chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on the 25th of April, 2019.

Whereas the Vice President chairs the duty power, its every day operations are supervised by an Government Vice Chairman, Comrade Kayode Opeifa. Membership of the workforce is drawn from the Presidential Enabling Enterprise Setting Council (PEBEC), Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Shippers Council. 

Different members embody a particular unit of the Nigeria Police Force led by a Commissioner of Police, the Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC), representatives of the Truck Transport Union, the Lagos State Authorities by the Lagos State Traffic Administration Authority (LASTMA), and different related MDAs.
The vice-president mentioned on the assembly held on Tuesday, “We’ll lengthen the tenure of the taskforce by two weeks and we should all work collectively to have the ability to resolve all the problems raised right here at present.” 

Talking on steps to be taken to search out lasting options to the issue, Prof. Osinbajo added that “it would take each medium and long run options to finally allow us current to the customers an environment friendly port atmosphere for the economic system and companies to thrive.”  

He warned that “we is not going to enable any pursuits to undermine our nation’s economic system”.
The vice-president directed the NPA and different stakeholders to expedite motion on the opening of further truck parks and parking bays round Lagos in addition to the graduation of the digital call-up system on the Port.

In his presentation on the assembly, Opeifa, the Government Vice Chairman of the taskforce, summarised the progress made up to now by the workforce. 

He mentioned regardless of challenges skilled in the midst of the project, it was in a position to file a major compliance stage of the presidential directive on the clearance of the Apapa gridlock.
In keeping with him, efforts are ongoing to open new parking bays for vans across the port space and in different elements of Lagos, preparatory to the graduation of the digital call-up system on the port– one of many measures proposed to ameliorate the hardship on the port space.


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