Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has mentioned that normalcy has returned to Apapa Port and environs, as years of untold hardship witnessed by highway customers has develop into historical past.
NPA, in a tweet posted on Twitter on Sunday, said that sanity has returned to Apapa, because the menace created by protracted site visitors gridlock has been tackled.
The apex regulator attributed the event to the take-off of its digital call-up system (ETO). It additionally had eliminated vans that littered the port entry roads – Apapa Oshodi Express Way and Western Avenue resulting in Ijora.
A resident, Mr. Chukwuma Vincent, mentioned, “If you have been to Apapa in the past you will know what I am talking about. Our businesses went down, property lost value and people were dying.
“We call on NPA to sustain this. I drove through to my house for the first time in many years and I cried. I thought we had no government in Nigeria again. This is worth celebrating and I can only hope it lasts.”
A resident, Mr. Chukwuma Vincent, mentioned, “If you have been to Apapa in the past you will know what I am talking about. Our businesses went down, property lost value and people were dying.”
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Apapa had previously a number of years defied effort to resolve its site visitors drawback. The efforts, together with a presidential activity workforce, have been allegedly blighted by corruption.
Earlier in February, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, has given assurances to port customers that the irresponsible parking of vans on the port entry roads would quickly be a factor of the previous, in accordance with Nairametrics.
NPA boss mentioned that the tour of the ability was to determine the diploma of preparedness of the park for the formal take-off of the e-call up system later within the month.
She mentioned, “The truck electronic call-up system which is being powered by a web application called “Eto”, will put an finish to the perennial logjam brought on by articulated vans throughout the port hall.
“It is essential we put an finish to the intractable Apapa site visitors to revive sanity to cargo operations at our ports in Lagos.’’
The NPA boss famous that the net software (Eto) would enthrone transparency and orderliness to truck motion as scheduling was carried out mechanically on a first-come, first-served foundation.