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Lagos sets up seamless operation to tackle Apapa gridlock menace



Abiodun OBA   |   

Lagos State Government has set up a seamless operation involving a team of LASTMA men of about 400 to 500, and a team of policemen from Area B dedicated to the unending Apapa gridlock.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who revealed the state government intention to take over the control of Apapa gridlock from the Federal Task Force, said this on Monday when he visited the Apapa area of the state to assess the situation on ground in preparation for the take-over of the management of the Apapa traffic.

“We are trying to bring about comprehensive metrics where all the stakeholders in Apapa understand and appreciate the various role that everybody needs to play. And let everybody identify and solve it.

“There have been accusations around cabal collecting money from operators and accusations around being hijacked by some people and there have also been counter-accusations.

“As a government, we don’t own the Port, but we have a responsibility to our citizens.

“It is a process and we will not say that we have all the solutions but we have seen the process, again we have seen that we can improve this process and we have identified the stakeholders.

“It is part of ensuring that we reduce the ease of doing process, if businesses are expensive to run they will pass the the cost to the customers,” he said.

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