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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission is insisting it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who allegedly forced electoral officials to declare them winners.

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The Commission’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said INEC would wait on court judgements or decisions of an Election Petitions Tribunal to guide its actions in such cases of results declared under duress.

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Okoye said apart from the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, there were other candidates from Niger, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return because they were declared winners under duress.

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