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Persistent Apapa gridlock: Stakeholders blame NPA, BPE

THE prevailing chaos engendered by the continued invasion of the Mile Two/Berger/Tin Can axis of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway by tankers, trailers and other articulated trucks has completely crippled traffic in the area. With the situation becoming worse by the day, questions have been raised why it persists and what the relevant authorities are doing to restore traffic sanity in the area.

But while many have chosen to blame truck drivers for the development on account of their perchance to park indiscriminately on roads and bridges, accusing fingers have also been pointed at other sources perceived as also contributing to the problem.

In the fore front of this blame game are stakeholders in the maritime industry who said the Nigerian Ports Authroity, NPA and the Bureau of Public Enterprise, BPE, are culpable for the traffic situation which they said is a fall out of the concesioning of the nation’s terminals to private operators in 2006.

Vanguard, April 19, 2018

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