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Apapa gridlock will disappear in two weeks time – Edgal

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command has said that the traffic gridlock being experienced in Apapa area of the state would soon be a thing of the past.
Apapa gridlock will disappear in two weeks time - Edgal
Lagos CP Edgal

The CP gave the assurance during a Town Hall meeting held today July, at Apapa.
The CP said that the gridlock was a lingering problem caused by port reforms, road construction and activities generated by various tank farms located in Apapa and environs.

Apapa gridlock will disappear in two weeks time - Edgal
In a press statement signed by the image maker of the Command, CSP Chike Oti stated that :” The CP, however, added that a meeting of stakeholders,  attended by the Brigade Commander 9th Brigade, Sector Commander FRSC, Commandant NSCDC, General manager of LASTMA, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers with jurisdictional responsibilities to areas affected by the gridlock and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation Lagos State held today.

The meeting was however adjourned to July 19, 2018, at 11 am in order to accommodate other stakeholders from the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), NUPENG, Truck Drivers Union and the Shippers Council of Nigeria with a view to finding ways to ameliorate the traffic situation in Apapa and environs. “He thanked the people of Apapa for their patience, stating that in a few weeks from now, they will heave a sigh of relief, urging them to exercise a little more patience.
“The CP assures that all routes to and fro Apapa wharf are effectively policed by Motorcycle and Foot patrol teams of the Lagos Police Command. According to the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, the Motorcycle Patrol Teams are to maintain visibility on all routes affected by Apapa gridlock and respond quickly to distress situations.
CP Edgal,  assures Lagosians that in no distant time, the traffic palaver will be permanently addressed as all hands are on deck to finding a solution to the problem

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