- Lagos-Apapa Gridlock: New Tin Can Park in Pictures
President Buhari on Wednesday directed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led taskforce to clear up the Apapa gridlock within two weeks.
The task force which was set up to enforce presidential directive in Apapa and restore law and order across that part of the state will ensure trucks and trailers use the newly built Tin Can park.
The new park is the 360 Apapa Tin Can Truck park in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing and Borini Prono. Tektron Engineering handles the numbering, directional symbols, and park demarcation.
Here are exclusive pictures of the new park.
Below is the directive shared on the verified Twitter handle of the Nigerian government @AsoRock.
“The directive mandates the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading into the Apapa axis.
“To facilitate this important assignment, operators of trucks and tankers have also been directed to vacate the Port Access Roads within the next 72 hours.
“The meeting proffered lasting solutions to the gridlock around the Lagos Ports, as the traffic congestion has continued to restrict all operations and livelihood in the area.
“At the meeting were key heads and representatives of relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government, including the Honourable Minister of @FMPWH, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola; Inspector General of @PoliceNG, Mr. Mohammed Adamu; representative of the Chief of @NigerianNavy Staff, Rear Admiral B.E.E Ibe-Enwo; Permanent Secretary, @followlasg Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Salaam Taiwo Olufemi; and the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, @nigerianports, Dr. Sokonte Davies, among others.
“Consequently, a Presidential Taskforce, chaired by Vice President @ProfOsinbajo was established to restore law and order to the area within.
“The Taskforce, which will report directly to the President, has included on its Terms of Reference the development of an efficient and effective management plan for the entire port area traffic, including the cargo, fuel distribution, and business district traffic.”