It is becoming obvious that the perennial gridlock caused by trailers heading to Apapa seaports would soon be a thing of the past if Lagos Special Traffic Management Team would not relapse from the strict implementation of the recently introduced electronic Call-Up System.
According to Mr. Oluwatoyin Fayinka, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation:
“Our enforcement strategy is gradual. We have been cleaning up the other side of the axis at Area B, Ijora into the Nigerian Ports Authority.
“We are moving in gradually to other areas for cleanup which include Mile-2 end and environs. As we speak, in the last 48 hours, we have impounded about 200 trucks over for various offences, ranging from non-possession of electronic call-up slip, Indiscriminate parking…
“The vehicles have been towed to Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Oshodi Yard and will have to pay fine before those vehicles will be released.
“Governor, Sanwo-Olu has given us the go ahead to enforce the rules of engagement in his determination to rid Apapa of gridlock, this we are determined to achieve.
“What you are experiencing now is the initial teething problems expected. We will get over it in due course. We are appealing to motorists and residents to be patient as everything is been done to arrest the situation and ensure the free flow of traffic.”