LASG, FG Vow To Keep Lagos Ports Access Roads Free


The recent synergy between the Federal and Lagos State governments, which eliminated the near-perennial gridlock on Lagos ports access roads is not a one-off affair.

Both governments will maintain the synergy in keeping these vital roads free of the menace of parked trucks that hitherto clogged these roads, and rendered them near impassable.

The trio of the Ministers of Finance, Transport and Works, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Senator Idris Umar and Arc. Mike Ononeleme, respectively, had yesterday evening visited Governor Babatunde Fashola at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, where it was collectively affirmed that there was need for the Federal and Lagos State governments to maintain the tempo of the synergy that powered the evacuation of parked trucks from the Lagos ports access roads.

It was generally agreed between these top Federal officials and the governor and other officials of the state government that the efforts to keep the Lagos ports access roads free of gridlock must be unrelenting in order to be most effective.

Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Transportation, Messrs Tunji Bello and Kayode Opeifa, had earlier conducted the ministers on a tour of the Marine Beach Bridge, Ijora, which the state government had recently cleared of illegal structures and squatters, as part of efforts to decongest the Lagos ports access roads.

The ministers, who were accompanied by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Engr. Omar Suleiman, and other top NPA officials, had earlier toured on–going works on sections of the Apapa – Oshodi Expressway in the vicinity of the Lagos ports.

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