Tochukwu Commends NPA, Others for Clearing Traffic Congestion in Apapa – Mile 2 Port Access Road

By: Joy Enamuna

Following a recent appeal by Chief Tochukwu Ezisi, President of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), to address traffic congestion along the Apapa – Mile 2 port access road, significant progress has been made.

For over 17 years, the corridor had been plagued by the occupation of container lorries, tankers, and shanty structures, causing immense difficulty for port users. Despite road reconstruction efforts three years ago, in collaboration with Hitech Construction company and the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Dangote group, traffic remained a persistent challenge.

However, recent collaborative efforts by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigeria Customs Service, the Lagos State Government, and other stakeholders have led to tangible improvements. Witnessing this firsthand over the past five days, with a notable decrease in congestion from Cele bus stop through Ijeshatedo to Mile 2 and Tin Can Island Port, road users now experience smoother travel.

Chief Ezisi commends this positive development, emphasizing the importance of sustaining it to ensure uninterrupted movement of goods and people, crucial for the Nigerian economy. He stresses that the current situation, marked by reduced transport costs and increased productivity, is encouraging, hoping for a resurgence in port activities.

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