The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will lead Powerful delegation to the national maritime summit on Apapa traffic gridlock.
The summit slated for Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15, April 2021, at Rockview Hotel, Apapa, Lagos is being organized by the Powerful Pen Media chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, and publishers of the Powerful Pen Newspaper..
Addressing Journalists in Lagos, the President of MAJAN, Comrade Ray Ugochukwu, said major stakeholders expected at the summit include, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Shippers Council, NIMASA, Lagos State government, all Transport unions, Customs, freight forwarders and other relevant stakeholders in the maritime industry.
Apapa traffic gridlock has been a pain in the neck of port users, with devastating effect on businesses within Apapa, since the port concession took off in 2006. Hence the theme: ‘Apapa traffic gridlock- Has it defied all solutions ?.
Recall that MAJAN has been on the fore of supporting government effort at finding lasting solution to the crisis. For instance, in December 8, 2016, MAJAN members embarked on a protest march against Apapa traffic. After then, MAJAN has organied several Programmes where stakeholders were invited to a round table discussion on the same issue. This national maritime summit is one of such initiatives.
In the same vein, NPA has put in place an E-CALL-Up system for trucks to ease traffic on ports access roads.