The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide
Sanwo-Olu, will lead Powerful delegation to the national maritime summit on Apapa traffic gridlock.
The summit is slated for Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15, April 2021, at Rockview Hotel, Apapa, Lagos, time is 10am.
The Summit being organied by the Powerful Pen Media, has the theme; “Apapa traffic gridlock- Has it defied all solutions?.
The Powerful Pen Newspaper is a Publication of Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN).
Addressing Journalists in Lagos, the President of MAJAN, Comrade Ray Ugochukwu, said that major stakeholders expected at the summit include, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Shippers Council, NIMASA, Lagos State government, all Transport unions, Customs, freight forwarders and other relevant stakeholders in the maritime industry.
Apapa traffic gridlock has been a pain in the neck of port users, with devastating effect on businesses within Apapa, since the port concession took off in 2006.
Recall that MAJAN has been on the forefront of supporting government efforts in finding lasting solutions to the crisis. For instance, in December 8, 2016, MAJAN members embarked on a protest march against Apapa traffic. After then, MAJAN has organied several Programmes where stakeholders were invited to a round table discussion on the same issue. This national maritime summit is one of such initiatives.
In the same vein, NPA has put in place an E-CALL-Up system for trucks to ease traffic on ports access roads.