Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) builds seven trailer parks, says trucks parked around Lagos ports will be impounded from February 27.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has revealed that trucks found around the ports corridor in Lagos will be impounded from February 27, 2021.
This was revealed by the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, during an interactive session with editors on Thursday.
Hadiza said NPA’s efforts to decongest the area has led to the development of seven trailer parks in the environs of the Apapa and Tincan Island ports to accommodate trucks.
She added that all trucks parked in the designated area will be called electronically through application, Eto, when the cargo is ready to be picked up at the port.
According to NPA boss, only the trucks parked at the trailer parks will be called through the app. The app was specially developed to remove human intervention.
“Sanitising the ports corridor is to have a designated parking space. If you don’t tell people where to park, they will park anywhere,”
“So we have seven truck parks available in collaboration with the Lagos state government. It means that you can’t go into the port if you are not parked in the truck park.
“We are going to get a lot of push back, we have seen push back already. If you are found on the port corridor, your truck will be impounded. We are working with the federal road safety and LASTMA and the police command.”
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