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Ambode Seeks FG Support To Resolve Lagos Traffic Snarl


By Niyi Adeyi – As measures taken by the previous State Governments failed to yield the desirable change on the persistent traffic in Apapa, Lagos Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has requested the Federal Government to support the State by completing truck parks, constructing and upgrading adjoining axis, as well as link bridges in the Council area.

Governor Ambode made the request Thursday, while on tour of the local Council area, as part of his administration’s efforts to resolve regular traffic, which the enclave is reputed.

While noting the roads leading to Apapa, Wharf and Tin-can Island were Federal owned and the link bridge has since been under construction six years ago, the State Governor appealed to FG to ensure the contractors return to the site, so as to finish the works they have started.

Governor Ambode condemned indiscriminate parking of tankers, articulated container trucks on the roads and bridges and directed immediate enforcement of the traffic rules in the area.

He lamented that Apapa gridlock has many dimensions but totally unacceptable, therefore, urgent steps must be taken in order to check daily travails faced by the residents, business operators and their staff.

In the same vein, Governor Ambode expressed concern over the frightening environmental condition around the 57 tank farms operating around the port, therefore hinted that he would initiate a meeting with the operators to find lasting solution to the traffic and environmental challenges.

Earlier, Governor Ambode while on similar tour to Ajah and Berger under Eti Osa and Ikeja Local Government areas respectively, promised to provide temporary measures to address hectic traffic in the areas.

He announced in the two places that the State Government would provide flyovers which he promised would be delivered within 18 months after the construction started.


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