- Federal government has revealed how significant progress is being made on Apapa traffic situation
- The stakeholders gave details during a virtual meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
- Osinbajo said that Wharf roads have been completed and opened for use
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The presidency has said that an updated report submitted to the federal government indicated that significant progress was recorded in the Apapa traffic situation.
Legit.ng reports that Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity in the office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said the report reveealed that critical infrastructure including roads around the Apapa corridor are now at different levels of completion with some already open for public use.
Akande noted that the latest update on efforts to fix the Apapa traffic situation was given at a virtual stakeholders' meeting chaired by Osinbajo.
Recall that part of the plan to address the problem in Apapa is the idea of fixing some of the roads around the area.
The presidential aide stated that the progress recorded in fixing the road infrastructure relative to the Apapa traffic situation as disclosed at the meeting includes: "Apapa Wharf road – Completed since 2018 and already in use, 1.4km Liverpool road – Almost completed but open for public use, 2.9km Creek road – Almost completed but open for public use, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway from Creek road to Tin Can Port gate 1 – Almost completed, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway from Tin Can Port gate 1 to Mile 2 – at advanced stage of completion, Tin Can Island Transit Truck Park - Completed and now in use.
"Besides the issue of road constructions, other development includes the adoption of a Call-up system for trucks at the Lagos Port which is at advanced stage and will soon be deployed."
Speaking after listening to presentations by the various stakeholders at the meeting attended by top government officials including the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the vice president directed all agencies working within and around the Port to work in collaboration with the Lagos state government to intensify efforts aimed at clearing the traffic problems in the area.
Responding to Osinbajo's inquiry about the renovation of the rail line to the Port, the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who was also at the meeting said the COVID-19 pandemic had altered the pace of work but that work would resume soon on the rail line.
Speaking on the current traffic situation around the area, Governor Sanwo-Olu said it has been exacerbated by the temporary closure of major transit routes like Third Mainland Bridge, Eko Bridge and several other roads.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the naming of some railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe/Ajaokuta/ Aladja/Warri corridors after some Nigerians.
It was reported that Amaechi made this confirmation on Monday, July 27, in a thread of tweets from the federal government's official Twitter page.
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