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Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by dre11(m): 6:54am On Jul 20
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Lagos State Government has said it will commence the removal of trucks and tankers from highways and bridges from today.

The state, yesterday, set up a joint operation, involving security agencies and stakeholders in the maritime sector, to remove all containerised trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway commencing from today.

Tagged: ‘Operation restore sanity on Lagos roads’, the exercise will be carried out from early hours of today to Monday, by 1,000 policemen, 500 officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), 100 officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), 120 officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and 250 personnel of the Nigerian Military, including Army, Air Force and the Navy.

Apart from providing the equipment to be used for the operation, LASEMA will also deploy 20 officials, while the relevant unions within the maritime sector, such as Amalgamation of Container Truck Owners Association, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), National Association of Transport Operators (NATO) and Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO), will provide hundreds of their members to serve as task force, to work with security agencies.

Addressing a press briefing, after an emergency meeting on the chaos in Apapa axis, as a result of the gridlock, Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said the decision to set up the operation became imperative due to the need to restore sanity and prevent complete breakdown of law and order.

“We have held series of meetings between yesterday and today and we have come up immediately with a resolve to immediately start ‘Operation restore sanity on Lagos roads’.

“Thereafter, inventory will be made. The shipping companies will be called to send their representatives to take inventory of the containers taken to the designated locations, so they can continue their activities from there,” Edgal said.

He also urged Maritime Union Workers, in the interest of the nation, to shelve their planned strike and other moves they have so far embarked on, which led to the gridlock, while also appealing to Lagos residents to bear with government, especially in the event of diversions to ensure removal of the parked trucks and containers.

A statement from Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, indicated the state government would urge the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing to consider shifting the proposed closure dates for the Third Mainland Bridge to a latter date, to avoid compounding the situation, as Ikorodu Road and adjoining roads will not be adequate to cope with the traffic if the bridge is shut for repairs, at a time Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and others leading in and out of the ports are experiencing an unusual, albeit, temporary traffic snarl.

He also said while Mr. President had assured Lagos State that the federal government would tackle the matter, decisively, the latest hardship makes the much-needed intervention extremely imperative.

The commissioner expressed regrets that ongoing rehabilitation of roads in Apapa and its environs, and the efforts towards sanitising truck entry procedures have pushed the trucks to other parts of the city, all because the haulage operators have continued to illegally turn major roads to parks, thereby, using public facilities to increase their private profit.


http://sunnewsonline.com/removal-lagos-clears-apapa-oshodi/


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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by ChiefAzubuike(f): 6:55am On Jul 20
That Lagos state is one of the most useless states in the federation. Its better off living in nearby Ogun or even in cities like Onitsha etc.

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by Mutemenot(m): 6:55am On Jul 20
tongue so make them go park for air or another provision has bn made for them.
Better think of how to get a railway to ease the movement of containers out of the city where Trailers can easily access. I wonder wia to keep the evacuated trailers

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by bjayx: 6:56am On Jul 20
cool
Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by tayebest(m): 6:59am On Jul 20
The best way to go!


If possible, Ambode should demolish more houses and compensate the affected people!

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by wristbangle(m): 6:59am On Jul 20
I hope they commence the operation swiftly because the gridlock has done much harm to frustrated commuters and people residing in that axis.

I don't know why we like putting reactive measures instead of being proactive in this nation.

This same exercise should be adopted to waste management scheme and road repair in the state as Lagos is far becoming an eyesore to what it use to be.

Ambode we know u are working but it's not enough. Cosmetic project won't cut it. Focus on areas that need urgent attention. Thanks and God bless you sir.

The person below me. It's too early for this. Don't drag an irrelevant topic to what is on ground.

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by Ejimagift(m): 7:01am On Jul 20
The reason why the south west is more developed than igbo land is because we have leaders with listening ears and progressive mindset. Imagine removing trailers and tankers on the road less than 24hrs after complaints by motorists. Instead of fighting for biafra, the south east should demand more quality leadership from their governors. Not biafra.

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by aaronson(m): 7:03am On Jul 20
The out cry finally paid off, I saw how the reporter with Channels TV was reporting on the issue yesterday live from Apapa, He was talking about it like he was protesting.

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by hisgrace090: 7:13am On Jul 20
Long overdo, but no time is late.

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by EmekaBlue(m): 7:16am On Jul 20
power of social media

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by Aboguede(m): 7:17am On Jul 20
Lol
Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by yomalex(m): 7:17am On Jul 20
Okay o
Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by xpmode(m): 7:17am On Jul 20
Very Good, When are we removing Foul-Your-Sheet from Ekiti state

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by minasota(f): 7:18am On Jul 20
Ejimagift:
The reason why the south west is more developed than igbo land is because we have leaders with listening ears and progressive mindset. Imagine removing trailers and tankers on the road less than 24hrs after complaints by motorists. Instead of fighting for biafra, the south east should demand more quality leadership from their governors. Not biafra.
you are a kind of a useful !diot your comment is always imbecilic

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by VIPERVENOM(m): 7:18am On Jul 20
Just watch as the tankers association will threaten strike


Ejimagift:
The reason why the south west is more developed than igbo land is because we have leaders with listening ears and progressive mindset. Imagine removing trailers and tankers on the road less than 24hrs after complaints by motorists. Instead of fighting for biafra, the south east should demand more quality leadership from their governors. Not biafra.

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by JohnVianney: 7:18am On Jul 20
Ejimagift:
The reason why the south west is more developed than igbo land is because we have leaders with listening ears and progressive mindset. Imagine removing trailers and tankers on the road less than 24hrs after complaints by motorists. Instead of fighting for biafra, the south east should demand more quality leadership from their governors. Not biafra.
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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by AmiciLord(m): 7:18am On Jul 20
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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:19am On Jul 20
Better late than never.....

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by bestview: 7:19am On Jul 20
Ok..let work start
Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by newoffer: 7:19am On Jul 20
Ambode need to review all his projects. What he is doing at Oyingbo is good but almost a waste if the major road still look slim . The traffic on that yaba Oyingbo is hell. Why take up huge land space to build bus park without expanding the road

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by HotMario: 7:20am On Jul 20
Ejimagift:
The reason why the south west is more developed than igbo land is because we have leaders with listening ears and progressive mindset. Imagine removing trailers and tankers on the road less than 24hrs after complaints by motorists. Instead of fighting for biafra, the south east should demand more quality leadership from their governors. Not biafra.

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by DonPikko: 7:20am On Jul 20
The traffic on that road is deadly
Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by shox(m): 7:21am On Jul 20
Ejimagift:
The reason why the south west is more developed than igbo land is because we have leaders with listening ears and progressive mindset. Imagine removing trailers and tankers on the road less than 24hrs after complaints by motorists. Instead of fighting for biafra, the south east should demand more quality leadership from their governors. Not biafra.

Well you're right.... Dem go just dey para like say na buhari caused their problems from the beginning

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by Specialist900(m): 7:21am On Jul 20
Why can't other ports in the country take off some traffic from the Lagos port? Abi clearing for Lagos na free ?

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by tiredoflife(m): 7:22am On Jul 20
Ejimagift:
The reason why the south west is more developed than igbo land is because we have leaders with listening ears and progressive mindset. Imagine removing trailers and tankers on the road less than 24hrs after complaints by motorists. Instead of fighting for biafra, the south east should demand more quality leadership from their governors. Not biafra.

Dem swear for u
What has Biafra got to so with dis
Is there a mental seizure igbos give to u anytime u remember them angry

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by phoenix90(m): 7:22am On Jul 20
We can't take such incompetence
Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by Ejimagift(m): 7:22am On Jul 20
shox:


Well you're right.... Dem go just dey para like say na buhari caused their problems from the beginning


Every day biafra, biafra, biafra. God knows i hate that thing called biafra

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by Aboguede(m): 7:23am On Jul 20
Checkam

Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by Adekdammy: 7:24am On Jul 20
Nice one, the rate at which people are trekking from Toyota to ilasa, cele , mile 2, no be here.

Driving sef na punishment with the kind hold up these containers and trucks dey cause.

Now I know what does on western avenue are going thru on daily basis

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Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by maxiuc(m): 7:25am On Jul 20
cheesy
Re: Apapa/oshodi Gridlock: Lagos Begins Removal Of Tankers Today by obowunmi(m): 7:28am On Jul 20
Go Ambode.

We hail.

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