By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State has vowed to publicly mention the names of prominent Nigerians behind the perennial gridlock situation in Apapa Oshodi express road and environs.
However, contrary to expectations on free flow of traffic following commencement of the electronic-Call-Up system for port operations, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, on yesterday, Wednesday, was on total lockdown as fuel tankers and containerized vehicles parked indiscriminately along the road resulting in gridlock. Recall that barely 72 hours into the commencement of new Call-Up System on Saturday, February, 27, 2021, in the administration of port operations introduced by Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Lagos State Special Traffic Management Enforcement Team expressed determination to sustain the new order in Apapa and environs as gridlock eased off.
Newly created Lagos special traffic team is headed by Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, other members include: the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Central Business Districts, Sola Giwa, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Security Intelligence, Ayodeji Laurent, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP. Hakeem Odumosu and General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Engr. Olajide Oduyoye. Speaking on Monday, during inspection and monitoring of compliance level on the new order, Fayinka, in company of Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, expressed partial satisfaction, saying, “There is still room for improvement.”