Stakeholders, comprising traffic authorities, transport unions and port users, have asked trucks and tankers parking indiscriminately in Apapa area to vacate Lagos roads within 48 hours.
They gave the ultimatum in a communique issued after an emergency meeting to resolve the gridlock in Apapa which had spread to other parts of Lagos.
The stakeholders represented at the meeting included Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LATSMA), Federal, Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Shippers Council, Flour Mills of Nigeria, National Association of Freight Forwarders, Association of Maritime Truck Owners and National Association of Road Transport Owners.
Also present at the meeting convened by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, were Chairman, Apapa Residents Association, Rtd. Brig-Gen. Sola Ayo-Vaughan Chairman, Apapa Local Government, Elijah Adele and AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, contractors handling the ongoing Apapa/Wharf Road reconstruction project.
”There should be no parking of trucks on Wharf Road at all. Enforcement agencies should work within the next 48 hours to clear up the problem. Soldiers should work as back up.
”The meeting agreed that truckers and tankers should vacate the entire Lagos roads within 48 hours and the traffic should not stretch up to Point Road,” the stakeholders said in issuing the ultimatum,” the stakeholders said.