Indigenous exporters have cried out that their business is about grinding to a halt as a result of the difficulties in accessing the Lagos ports due to the near total collapse of roads leading to the port complex in Apapa.
Highlighting the problems associated with the deplorable state of the roads, the exporters at a press briefing in Lagos said trucks bringing produce to be shipped abroad often spend weeks on the road before they would be allowed into the export terminal and that by the time they would have discharged their contents, the produce would have lost quality.
They complain that the logistics problem is frustrating trade and costing them more to ship out their commodities.
They are also afraid of losing patronage from their foreign buyers as a result of the delays which is also depriving the country of needed foreign exchange.
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