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FRSC sets up task force on Apapa gridlock

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)  said  on Tuesday that  it had constituted a task force to resolve the incessant gridlock  in the Apapa area of Lagos State.

The Ogun FRSC Public Education Officer (PEO), Florence Okpe, disclosed this in a statement she issued on Tuesday in Ijebu-Ode.

She  said the task force was set up to support the Lagos State Government’s effort in containing the Apapa traffic situation.

“In continuation of efforts to ameliorate the Apapa gridlock, the FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Clement Oladele,  met with expanded stakeholders at Ogere.

“In attendance were representatives of security operatives, the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba community leaders and the Dangote Group.

“Others were the Petroleum and Tanker Drivers’ Union   of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers  and Independent Marketers and Road Transport Associations.

“The task force is constituted to meet weekly till a permanent solution is reached concerning the Apapa gridlocks,” the  PEO said.

She said further that the FRSC had  asked  private park owners at Ogere in Ogun to avail their facilities to accommodate tankers and trucks going into Lagos to ease the congestion.

“Meanwhile,  the enlarged stakeholders, comprising representatives of the Lagos and Ogun State Governments’ would meet quarterly on forging cordial relationship,” the  PEO also said.

Newsmen recall that stakeholders comprising traffic authorities, transport unions and port users on Friday gave the trucks and tankers parking indiscriminately 48 hours to vacate Lagos roads.

Similarly, the Lagos State Government also on Friday directed   articulated vehicles  to keep away from Lagos roads until the resolution of the traffic logjam.



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