Traffic congestion: Lagos Assembly urges NNPC to relocate tank farms in Apapa

OrderPaperToday – Following complaints of traffic logjam and endangerment of lives caused by tank farms domiciled in Apapa, the Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) should commence relocation of the facilities.

Mr. Mojisola Miranda, representing Apapa Constituency 1, drew the attention of the assembly to this situation on Thursday at plenary, noting that the activities of the trailer drivers in Apapa are not only affecting traffic in the area, but that it has extended to other parts of the state.

Miranda urged the Assembly to invite the state’s acting Commissioner for Transport and the Managing Director of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to brief it on how they would handle the matter.

Corroborating miranda, the lawmaker representing Apapa Constituency 2, Mr. Jimoh, decried the situation, most importantly because he had been having sleepless nights on the matter since residents of the area have been coming to him on the issue demanding that it should be resolved once and for all.

The Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, reiterated the need for urgent steps to be taken even before the necessary stakeholders and officials are summoned.

Obasa said; “It is better we caution the trailer drivers to stop parking on the roads and bridges in the area. We will definitely call on the officials of LASTMA and Lagos State Safety Commission on the matter.

“We also have to call on the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to provide alternative roads to motorists, while the roads in Tin Can Island are being repaired.”

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