The senate committee on works has ordered the completion of truck parks at Apapa and Tincan Island, to kick-start the de-congestion of the Lagos seaport corridor in two weeks.
The senators gave the directive at a meeting with industry operators in Lagos.
TVC News Correspondent, Ifunanya Eze reports that the Lagos seaports traffic situation has become endemic. The problem appears to defy all efforts aimed at finding a lasting solution, as trucks and trailers continue to occupy the bridges and road on permanent basis.
Concerns over increasing threat to the national road infrastructure have triggered repeated calls for government to take action to sanitize the port environment.
This meeting convened by the senate committee on works allowed for port operators to identify the immediate and remote causes of the gridlock in Apapa, while also giving suggestions on how to resolve the lingering logjam.
The Senate committee is positive that once the truck parks begin operation, the traffic congestion will reduce.
Many are skeptical, the absence of some relevant key players at this meeting is seen as a major drawback, considering that when decisions are taken, enforcement becomes a problem because of lack of synergy.