Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has paid a scheduled visit to the troubled traffic points in Apapa, giving residents and others plying the roads a ray of hope that the logjam may ease off soon.
Ambode, who was accompanied on the tour by top officials of the state government and security agencies, said he was particularly disturbed about the traffic commuters and motorists are condemned to on a daily basis in Apapa.
This, he said was largely due to the indiscriminate parking of articulated trucks attempting to access the port and tank farms located within the axis.
“What we have done in the last three hours is trying to find out what are the issues that partain to Apapa. We’ve all seen that the gridlock in Apapa is multi-faceted.
“We have examined things that relate to activities of trailer and tanker drivers”, the governor said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna.
He said the network of roads in Apapa belongs to the Federal Government, lamenting that the Tin Can Bridge, which has been under construction for about six years was abandoned, which makes tankers park indiscriminately on the road.
“It is totally unacceptable that we would be having tankers and trailers on our bridges. It is also not acceptable that they would decide to block all lanes that lead to Apapa.
“We’ve also seen that we must do something immediately to alleviate the challenges that the residents and business owners are facing”, Ambode said.