Nigerian Govt intensifies effort to tackle Apapa gridlock

The Nigerian Government has intensified efforts to resolve the traffic gridlock at Apapa, Lagos, by closely monitoring progress of the Operation Restore Order.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the area to assess the situation.

Senor Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Monday that “the 72-hour operation which is advancing in addressing the problems, had commenced last Friday evening and is now being extended for another 48 hours in order to allow for a more effective restoration.”

He said the Vice President was being briefed at regular intervals.

“Both the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government are in constant consultations, and are working with all the relevant agencies and stakeholders to comprehensively and completely tackle the challenges of Ports congestion and the traffic gridlock.

“Also, concerns arising from the operation itself, including those regarding the relocation of trucks and trailers to parks, are being reviewed and would be promptly sorted out by the relevant agencies. This is an emergency situation that necessitates some urgent measures towards a quick restoration of order.”

Akande expressed the Nigerian Government’s appreciation for the cooperation of all concerned, adding that government would do everything possible to solve the problem by not only ending the gridlock now, but also developing a Plan of Action for a permanent solution in collaboration with the State and all stakeholders.

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