The gridlock in Apapa area in Lagos state has affected the economy in a negative way.

This gridlock started some years back, and there are shreds of evidence to suggest that the various government efforts to restore normalcy have failed.

Meanwhile, it is important to stress that on Sunday 11, August 2018, the gridlock caused by a long queue of trucks extended from Mile 2 to Ijesa along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway; a distance of 14.2km, which usually takes 37 minutes (drive time); trucks parked on the road for days, thereby locking up the entire Lagos City with estimated population of 23.42 million persons.


Well, the current government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the completion of the Lekki seaport would put an end to the intractable Apapa gridlock, which has defied solution over the years.

Speaking during the opening ceremony of the Africa Business Convention, organised by BusinessDay Newspaper in Lagos, the governor said “The final solution to Apapa gridlock will be the completion of Lekki Port.”

He further noted that several measures would be put in place to ensure Apapa is congestion-free, saying, “we need to change the officials regularly to ensure there is no compromise in services rendered.”

The gridlock has been a major problem in Apapa area of the state and it is high time a solution be put in place to stop it be the question is, will the construction of the Lekki-Seaport according to the governor be the answer? Well only time will tell.


SOURCE: This Day

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