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NPA begins arrest of touts at Apapa, Tin-Can Ports, others

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Lagos, Nigeria: entrance to the RoRo port - Nigerian Ports Authority - photo by A.Bartel

By Abioa Seun

The Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), in collaboration with the Lagos State Government and relevant security agencies, will commence a full scale clean-up operations at the two Lagos Ports, Apapa and Tin-can Island port – on Monday 5th July, 2021.

The excercise tagged “360 Degrees Cargo Clearance” is expected to cover all entry approaches to the Tin Can Island Complex, Lagos Port Complex, Kirikiri Lighter Terminals I&II and the port corridor crisscrossing Tin Can – Coconut – Sunrise – Mile 2 – Orile – Ijora Sifax – Ijora Olopa – Lilypond – Area B – Wharf Road – Creek Road – Old Dockyard Road – Seaplane – Apapa Wharf Gate.

The operations will ensure the clearance of shanties, kiosks, abandoned vehicles, machineries, equipment, containers obstructing the free flow of traffic as well as those constituting environmental nuisance or serving as hideouts for criminal elements.

All those who illegally trade or reside in these aforementioned places are advised to vacate these areas forthwith.

The understanding and cooperation of members of the public are solicited during the exercise.

The goal of this clean-up operation is to make  our ports safer and environmentally friendly.

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