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Apapa Gridlock: Lagos Govt Acquires Expansive Land For Trailer Park

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Lagos State Government has acquired a large land at Ojo for construction of a trailer park to tackle gridlock in Apapa and other areas caused by indiscriminate parking of articulated vehicles.

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the construction would ease traffic significantly.

“Recently, we got information that there is land available around Ojo.

“We found a land that can potentially be used to take some of these trucks off the roads; the logistics involved is being borne solely by the Lagos State Government,’’ Lawanson said.

He said that the government would soon begin construction of the trailer park to complement other efforts being put in place to ensure that trucks would be off the roads.

The official said that gridlock in Apapa had defied solutions for a long period because of lack of holding bays.

According to Lawanson, road and port infrastructure in the state are over-stretched because they have not been developed in commensurate with the growth of Lagos State population.

He told NAN that the Apapa ports took care of about two-thirds of daily cargoes in and out of Nigeria.

The commissioner said that construction of the truck park would be one of the ways of tackling the problem of overstretched infrastructure.

“Because of the importance of petroleum products to the nation, Lagos will continue to bear the brunt for the rest of Nigeria.

“That is why are calling on the Federal Government to give Lagos a special status,“ he said.

He, however, hailed the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, and the Minister of Transport, Chief Rotimi Amaechi, for efforts in tackling congestion in Apapa.

Lawanson said that the Lagos State Government would continue to partner with Federal Government agencies and other stakeholders to ease congestion in Apapa and other roads in Lagos.

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Saidu has also advised oil marketers to ensure that there was no price distortion in their respective retail outlets, adding that PPPRA would continue to carry out its oversight function of monitoring depots and filling stations across the country.

He said this would ensure strict adherence to the regulated price and stop other forms of fraudulent practices at retail outlets.

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He frowned on the refusal of national assembly members to reveal their salaries and allowances.

Speaking at the nim’s continuing learning and development programme in Abuja, Iyanda accused politicians of elevating themselves above service to the nation.

Iyanda lamented that Nigerian lawmakers are the highest paid in the world; yet, Nigeria is not among the top 10 richest nations.  He said they should not earn more than Federal Permanent Secretaries.

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

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The Gombe state government has confirmed the deaths of four Lassa fever patients from the 53 suspected cases recorded in the state.

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