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30 hectares of land to build park for trucks in Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that his administration is making available 30 hectares of land at Ijora to build an additional park for trucks, adding that the unabating gridlock caused by the trucks in Apapa is very disturbing.

He disclosed this on Sunday while on an inspection tour of Apapa gridlock projects which is meant to improve traffic around Constain, Iganmu, Apapa and Mile 2 areas, he said his administration is addressing the chaos created by the indiscriminate parking of trailers along the routes.

According to him, “We have to set out our activities in a methodical order and see how we can redevelop Apapa. There is already an extensive road construction project going on in Apapa. Liverpool and Creek roads have already been completed. By October, all the road network leading in and out of the port area would be opened up for public use.

“The unabating gridlock caused by the trucks in Apapa is very disturbing, as we went on an inspection tour around projects, we intend to engage with the Federal Government to allow the immediate use of the 700-truck capacity Lilypond Terminal to take the trailers off the road”, he said.


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