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Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by Lanrelagboi: 5:35pm On Feb 23
Sanwo-Olu Meets Hadiza Bala Usman Ahead of The Launch Of Digital Call-Up System In Ports

Lagos State Government and the leadership of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) have recorded a major progress in an effort to proffer lasting solution to the menace of trucks causing gridlocks in Apapa.

From next Saturday on, movement of trucks in and out of the Lagos seaports will now be organised through a transparent electronic call-up system that will be based on first-come-first-serve basis.

With the new system, no container-laden truck is expected to go on Apapa corridor without clearance from the call-up platform. Any truck that flouts the electronic roster and park along Apapa corridor will be impounded by the Taskforce already set up by the Lagos State Government.

The development was disclosed, on Tuesday, when Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu received the NPA Managing Director, Mrs. Hadiza Bala Usman, in audience at the State House, Alausa.

Sanwo-Olu expressed optimism on the transparent electronic call-up system, saying the move was the beginning of the end of Apapa gridlock. He said the call-up platform would be complemented with virtual dashboards that will be placed in strategic locations around the seaports, where all stakeholders will monitor scheduling of container movement.

The Governor praised NPA for the innovative approach towards tackling the truck menace around ports, pledging that the State Government would sustain the effort with strict enforcement of traffic regulations along the Apapa corridor.

He said: “This is the beginning of a better journey time for our citizens within the Apapa seaports and environ. This electronic system has limited interface with security operatives and unions, which usually cause the gridlock problem. It will be a simple case of possessing electronic clearance. If you don’t have it, you don’t have any reason to be around the seaports.

“In enforcing the new regulations, we are deploying more than enough towing vehicles to impound erring trucks. The huge amount to be paid as fine for flouting the call-up system will be a deterrent for drivers not to repeat it. The stakeholders need to understand we are serious about ridding Apapa of the menace that has brought pains to our citizens living and doing businesses along the corridor.”


Sanwo-Olu said the State Government would be deploying 500 officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to work collaboratively with NPA and enforce the new call-up regulation, directing the State’s agency not to spare any effort in achieving free flow of traffic in Apapa.

The Governor said the State was working out a collaboration between the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) and NPA to ascertain the road worthiness of trucks before leaving their stations to the seaports. This, he said, is to check truck accidents on the highways.

Sanwo-Olu said there would be regular review of the call-up system for sustenance of the progress and optimised performance.

He said: “We can bring back a better living experience for Apapa residents through the new system and have better traffic movement on routes in the area. Lagos Government is fully committed to ensuring all points we have agreed on will be implemented and get all relevant support.”

Ms. Bala Usman said the visit to the State House was to brief the Governor on the status of the electronic call-up platform before it would be fully launched. She said the development underscored NPA’s commitment towards ending the menace of trucks around the seaports.

She said part of the advantages of the new system was the creation of eight approved parks where all trucks must first be stationed before being electronically called into the seaports.

The NPA boss said the electronic system had addressed the excuses usually given by truck drivers for parking their vehicles on the highways, stressing that any truck found around the ports without electronic clearance would be impounded.

She said: “The deadline for the commencement of the electronic call-up system is February 27, 2021 and we are here to strengthen collaboration with the Lagos State Government on implementation and compliance as we commence the process. The new system will be done in collaboration with the State. We have worked seamlessly to ensure Apapa is rid of the menace of trucks.

“All truck owners and stakeholders have been briefed about the new development over the past months. Any truck found in Apapa corridor without call-up clearance will be impounded and Lagos Government will provide the platform with which any fine payment will be collected.”

Ms Bala Usman said the era of individuals depositing empty containers in the seaports was over. She said empty containers must now be deposited with the shipping companies, which are expected to keep the containers in their holding bays at no cost to individuals who own the shipment.
https://lagosstate.gov.ng/blog/2021/02/23/apapa-gridlock-lagos-govt-npa-talk-tough-to-impound-trucks-parking-on-highways/

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by awakmfon03(m): 5:52pm On Feb 23
All is well.
Sometimes I wonder why some people don't just obey simple instruction, must they always wait until force is used?
Later they will cry as though they are victims
No sympathy for those who will fall victim for their stubbornness

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by osamz007: 5:57pm On Feb 23
awakmfon03:
All is well
NIGERIA IS NOT WELL

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by 900warriorz(m): 6:22pm On Feb 23
Good move....they should impound some of those trucks angry


Some drivers are crazy...they'd do double parking on a road that is already narrow enough. angry

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by Owooferee(m): 6:22pm On Feb 23
Oya apapa ndodo

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by emapraiz(m): 6:22pm On Feb 23
It's high time

Those guys has been causing a lot of traffic and accidents
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by uptimum123(m): 6:23pm On Feb 23
Way to go....it's now or never

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by NwaNimo1(m): 6:23pm On Feb 23
Sanwo-Olu

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by Nigeriabiafra80: 6:23pm On Feb 23
Truck driver on apapa way
Be like

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by LoudLord(m): 6:23pm On Feb 23
We move
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by 900warriorz(m): 6:24pm On Feb 23
Nigeria o'la go

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by pickatyouu: 6:25pm On Feb 23
Na today dem start to talk am

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by lessonotes(f): 6:25pm On Feb 23
Story. Was there around 3 weeks ago, and towards Maza Maza a lane has been dedicated for container trucks who have spents days on one spot.

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by RoyaltyQueen(f): 6:26pm On Feb 23
They will always be alternatives in Nigeria
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by SouthNigerian: 6:27pm On Feb 23
The toku toku gofament

Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by MansoryMX(m): 6:29pm On Feb 23
Warri have a very big port. Wickedness won’t allow you people develop here to reduce the gridlock in Lagos. If that’s even too much, there is a back swamp area that connects Warri to Lagos in 30 Minutes. What’s stopping Federal government from building bridges to Link Both together to create more development. Na to build railways to another country be their top priority. One Nigeria is a curse!

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by brainbank1: 6:30pm On Feb 23
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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by Blue3k(m): 6:33pm On Feb 23
Make good on your words like you have been doing with car and motorcycle owners.


Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by KingLennon(m): 6:37pm On Feb 23
It is only in Nigeria you hear news like this. We have only one functional sea-port in Nigeria, so what do you expect?


We are the richest black nation, we are supposed to have atleast 20 sea-ports
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by mokt(m): 6:39pm On Feb 23
Audio Impound. Them no fit impound rich people trucks.
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by lexy2014: 6:41pm On Feb 23
uptimum123:
Way to go....it's now or never

Since how many years
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by GreaterFuture3: 6:43pm On Feb 23
You people should do the Right thing, and every other thing would fall in Place.

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by QuickStandard: 6:44pm On Feb 23
grin grin grin grin
These bunch of un-serious govt has started with their noise making.
Same thing we have been hearing for God knows how long
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by Commonguy: 6:49pm On Feb 23
alright we don hear
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by MansoryMX(m): 6:50pm On Feb 23
KingLennon:
It is only in Nigeria you hear news like this. We have only one functional sea-port in Nigeria, so what do you expect?


We are the richest black nation, we are supposed to have atleast 20 sea-ports


I wished I could send you a voicenote. Politics has eaten deep into this country’s affairs. Most region don’t want to see other regions grow, especially the WEST AND NORTH. I repeat! Especially the WEST!. They have this “enemy of progress syndrome” towards other geopolitical region. Bitter truth

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by KingLennon(m): 6:55pm On Feb 23
MansoryMX:



I wished I could send you a voicenote. Politics has eaten deep into this country’s affairs. Most region don’t want to see other region grown, especially the WEST AND NORTH. They have this “enemy of progress syndrome” towards other geopolitical region. Bitter truth
That's why it will take time for the country to grow. And the next generation feels it is the best way, making it even more difficult. I can't see any light in the tunnel...
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by heniford2: 6:56pm On Feb 23
why can't the federal government open other port in the country why is ooni port in ph not working why calaber and others not function with this the pressure on lagos road will slow down why can't we think normal why just why
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by Blackdisciple(m): 6:57pm On Feb 23
Na todayyyy!!!!
Re: Apapa Gridlock: LASG, NPA Talk Tough, To Impound Trucks Parked On Highway by Jimasun: 7:05pm On Feb 23
MansoryMX:



I wished I could send you a voicenote. Politics has eaten deep into this country’s affairs. Most region don’t want to see other regions grow, especially the WEST AND NORTH. I repeat! Especially the WEST!. They have this “enemy of progress syndrome” towards other geopolitical region. Bitter truth
Nobody is forcing you not to use Warri and Porthacourt seaports.
They are all open for business.
SW is the hub of business in Nigeria, a reason Lagos get more calls than other ports.
Stop unnecessary hate. Yorubas are not responsible for whatever is happening in Warri and Porthacourt.
You are free to start importation and use it as a port of call for your imports.
Jonathan was in power for 6 years, was it Yoruba people that were so powerful during that period they also stopped Porthacourt and Warri from being what you want?
When you understand that importers have right to choose where to use -with market and other factors into consideration.
Was it Yorubas that made Gulf of Guinea flowing with pirates such that insurance firms are reluctant of covering ships going towards the area?
Those pirates are Wholly Yoruba I forgot.
Nonsense and ingredients

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