Road Network News #Update
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday announced that the State Government would legally usurp the ABAT Truck Terminal in Orile-Iganmu and commence immediate repairs on the terminal as part of efforts to permanently address the recurrent traffic in Apapa axis majorly caused by breakdown of operations at the ports.
Speaking at the 11th series of the Town Hall Meeting held at the Apapa Amusement park, the 2018 Second Quarter gathering, Governor Ambode said the hardship residents in the axis were being subjected to as a result of the activities of containerized trucks and tankers moving in and out of the ports and tank farms are of great concern to him and the state, hence the decision to hold the meeting in the area to find lasting solutions.
“Effective as from today, the state government will take over the ABAT Truck Terminal in Orile-Iganmu and commence immediate repairs to make the park ready for effective use. In the meantime, we will appeal to the Tanker Drivers Association to conduct themselves in an orderly manner and cooperate with our Task Force to ensure smooth flow of traffic and better access to the Ports. We also commend the people of Apapa for enduring such harsh conditions but I assure you that this situation will be a thing of the past by the end of this year,” he said.
The ABAT Truck Terminal which has a capacity to accommodate at least 3000 trucks will be managed by the government as well as security agencies to control the inflow of trucks. Governor Ambode has also announced that the trucks parked on the western Avenue bridge would be moved into the park.
“The Apapa gridlock is one headache that has refused to be subdued, this is one reason why we have decided to bring all our resources together inorder to bring about a change.” he said