The Minister of Works and Housing, Barrister Babatunde Raji Fashola, has been called upon to ensure perfect mending or a total overhaul of the failed portion of the road along the Mile 2 to Tin-Can Port expressway.
Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, claimed to have identified the stretch between Mile 2 to Tin-Can Port expressway as the cog to unhindered passage into and out of the Apapa and Tin-Can ports.
The NPA, acting Managing Director, Alhaji Muhammed Bello-Koko, made this disclosure at a Business Breakfast Parley in Lagos, which also provided a forum to give the stewardship of his first six months in office.
Bello-Koko enthused that, the vehicular gridlock along the Ijora – Apapa axis had ”reduced by over 80 per cent and am sure residents of Apapa can attest to this”.
He said that “what remains is to address the gridlock caused by the failed portion along the Mile 2 – Tin-Can Port road”.
He averred that “as soon as the entire stretch of the Tin-Can Port highway is completed, the perennial gridlock within Apapa would be completely eliminated”, said Bello-Koko.
The NPA helmsman acknowledge that it was the concerted efforts by the task force created by the federal government, Lagos state government transportation machinery and the NPA, that drastically reduced by 80 per cent, traffic gridlock previously experienced in Apapa.
Bello-Koko heartily gave big fat kudos to the deployment of the electronic call-up infrastructure for cargo trucks known as “Eto”.
He vehemently debunked the rumour making the rounds that the electronic call-up infrastructure for cargo trucks- “Eto,” had been compromised.
He said the claim was very far from the truth as the success recorded for the trucks had encouraged his management to start considering similar ICT based infrastructure for the use of barges.
The NPA Managing Director disclosed that “we are also developing an electronic call-up system for the barges, just like what we have for the trucks on the roads so as to ensure that we streamline their operations”. This put paid to innuendos and unfounded malicious rumours condemning the “ETO” call up system as in effective.
The MD said the success of “Eto” call up system on road transport informed his management strong consideration of a similar approach to barges.Share