Lagos State government in conjunction with the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) have said trucks that are not on the Electronic Call-Up (e-Call-Up) system should stay away from Apapa as from tomorrow.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Oluwatoyin Fayinka, who said this was among the decisions taken at a meeting in Apapa, where both parties agreed on the commencement date.
According to reports, the electronic system will replace the manual call-up system.
Speaking further on the development, Fayinka said beginning from 4 p.m tomorrow, all articulated vehicles would be stopped from entering Apapa and its environs while those in the area are to be moved to various transit parks by noon.
He said: “It was also jointly agreed upon that by 4 p.m on February 26, 2021 (today), all articulated vehicles will be prevented from entering Apapa and its environs.
“Subsequently by noon on Saturday, February 27, 2021, trucks in and around the ports’ access roads are expected to have vacated the corridors. There are strong warnings for truck owners and drivers to adhere to the resolutions to prevent harsh reactions from government.”
Recall that the heavy traffic that has been caused by trucks around the Apapa axis of Lagos State has over the years been a source of concern. The Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had promised to tackle the menace which paralyses movement in and out of the area.