Lagos Is Winning Against Traffic Congestion -Sola Giwa

3 years ago
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HEAD of Operations, Apapa Traffic Management Enforcement Committee, Hon. Sola Giwa has said Lagos is winning against traffic congestion at the Apapa port.

Hon Sola Giwa explained that the committee set up by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is addressing the issue of traffic gridlock in Apapa area while bringing an end to the practice of extortion of truck owners and drivers in the axis.

Hon. Giwa stated that with the Electronic Call-Up System (ETO) designed to sequence and batch trucks coming into Apapa and Tincan Island ports traffic gridlock problem has been taken care of.

Giwa also debunked allegations of extortion by the officials of the Lagos State Government around the ports, saying the Electronic Call Up System has reduced corrupt activities at the ports drastically.

While debunking the alleged racketeering by government officials around the ports, he described the allegations as false and challenged anybody with evidence of any form of extortion to bring it forward.

In his words, “those who are allegedly being extorted by movers are drivers, who themselves are cutting corners by working outside the e-call up system and moving their trucks outside the time allocated for trucks to move.

“There is no gridlock in Apapa anymore. Before now, to move a truck, during the TTP time, people pay as much as N150,000 to N200,000 to move a truck from Ijora-Olopa to Apapa Port because it is manual and anything that is manual has human interference. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Central Business District said “If anyone is being extorted, it means the person has done something wrong. They want to move at a time that is not theirs.”


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