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The Lagos state commissioner for transportation, Ladi Lawanson, has said that the gridlock currently experiencing in Apapa will disappear in the next 21 days.
Lawanson gave this assurance in an exclusive interaction with Business Day in Lagos, Tuesday.
“I can tell you categorically that within 21 days the Apapa gridlock will be revolved permanently,” Lawanson said authoritatively.
The permanent solution is expected from the initiative taken by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, to find a lasting solution to the congestion in Apapa.
According to the commissioner, the vice president has inaugurated a tax force committee, which the commissioner is a member, to find a lasting solution to the traffic challenges in Apapa.
The commissioner who reiterated one of his mandates, said it is his responsibility to make sure that there are free flows of traffics on Lagos roads. But part of the challenges is that some of the infrastructures needed to easy Lagos traffic are owned by the Federal Government.
“Some of the infrastructures around the port are owned by the Federal Government. There are federal roads to which Lagos State Government has no authority,” Lawanson said.
Because of the jurisdiction issues, according to Lawanson, there is the need for the agencies of all tiers of government to collaborate in order to achieve effective solutions to the problems at hand.
It is on this regard, according to him, that the state is collaborating with the central government to bring a lasting solution to the gridlock in Apapa, which will be permanently resolved in the next 3 weeks.
Collaborating the commissioner’s assertion, the chairman of Apapa GRA Residents Association (AGRA), Sola Ayo Vaughan, said that as part of the said task force committee, he can confirm that Apapa residents are about to witness a big relief … Read More...