The Nigerian Shippers Council, in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps have identified investments in truck transit parks as the panacea for the problem of traffic congestion, human and economic losses nationwide.
The agencies gave the indication during a sensitization workshop in Lagos, noting that the safe movement of cargoes from the seaports to warehouses across the country will be better guaranteed if truck drivers deploy the use of transit parks.
TVC News Correspondent, Ifunanya Eze reports that the Apapa and Tincan ports in Lagos cater to more than 80% of cargoes shipped into the country.
In view of this, large numbers of trucks and trailers move into Lagos from parts of the country to freight wet and dry cargoes from the ports. This has resulted in persisting traffic congestion in the State.
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council has come up with a plan. The agency in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps is pushing to facilitate the movement of goods through the use of truck transit parks.
The call is for investments in truck transit parks across specific locations in the country, while also sensitizing drivers to embrace the parks that are primarily intended for short-term safety breaks and long-term parking services in high-use corridors.
The Truck Transit Park project is expected to directly address transport infrastructure deficit in the country.