VP Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday said the Federal Government was focused on structure more ports the nation over to decongest the gridlock all through the Apapa ports.
Osinbajo made this known in a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) subsequent to assessing the Lilipond travel truck leave, Creek Road and different systems of streets prompting the Apapa port.
The VP was went with to the visit by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, among others.
“We have to comprehend this is a port that was intended to take 34 million metric tons every day except it is right now assuming control more than 80 million metric tons.
“With this, clearly there is a need to locate an option rapidly and to grow, where that is conceivable.
“The Lekki port is a progressing venture which will be an incredible assistance when finished on the grounds that it will bolster the Apapa and Tin Can ports.
“Additionally, we are digging the Warri Port which is intended to decongest the traffic into and out of the Apapa and Tin Can ports,” Osinbajo said.
The Vice President noticed that the Federal Government would keep on executing short and long haul measures to guarantee a durable answer for the gridlock in the Apapa zone of the state and its environs.
“You will see that the passage course to the port has been cleared. In this way, we have to comprehend that there are present moment and mid to long haul arrangements.
“One of the mid-to-long haul measures is to decongest the load traffic coming into the port,” he said.
Osinbajo noticed that the legislature was set to improve framework and call up framework for trucks and the ports while taking a shot at outfitting chances of the multi-purpose transport framework.
“Likewise, the Lagos-Kano rail is additionally beginning from the Apapa ports. In this way, we expect that we ought to have the option to get payload out of the Apapa port utilizing the rail than remove freight from the port utilizing the hinterlands and some are utilizing identifications right now.
“Along these lines, I can disclose to you that there are various methodologies toward showing signs of improvement development all through Apapa.
“The other thing is the clearing of the trailers and tankers out and about so that there can be simple access to the port and you will see that there is significant improvement inside the hub.
“The Mile 2 end is where we believe that there is a trouble however we imagine that in the following couple of days, it will be settled particularly with the opening of the Tin Can Island trailer parks and the palliative work that is progressing right to Mile 2.”
Osinbajo communicated fulfillment over the work did by the Presidential team vested with the duty of decongesting the truck-loaded streets where inhabitants go through all days grounded.