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70 percent of trucks in Apapa not roadworthy —Apapa LG Chair.

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Abiola Seun

The Apapa Local Government Chairman, Mr. Adele Elijah has reiterated the need for residents, business owners and other stakeholders in Apapa to ensure that current e-call-up system put in place to ease traffic congestion in the area works.
The council boss, Adele Elijah made the appeal at the second stakeholders’ forum on how to find solution to traffic bottlenecks in Apapa and environs.

“The glaring facts are that this congestion had adversely affected the socio-economic life of our people and slow down our efforts at infrastructural development and poverty alleviation.

“Therefore, our goal is to make movement around Apapa stress-free.”
Elijah described the traffic situation in Apapa as unfortunate, adding that, “We discovered during our investigation that at least 70 per cent of trucks operating in Apapa and environs are not roadworthy.
“The traffic, infrastructural, and security situation in Apapa is having negative effects on National and state local economy, with the obvious fact that businesses are either closing down or relocating. This has affected our revenue generation.”

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