Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu on Monday said Lagos is ready to take over Apapa Ports. He made this known when he visited the Ports within Apapa axis.
In his address Sanwo-olu noted that the State Government is taking over from the Presidential taskforce who started last year with the aim of making ease of business in and around Apapa Ports.
According to him ”One of the reason for this trip is to start that process, to see things for myself.
The State government is to set up a seamless operation to have a team of LASTMA about 400 to 500, dedicated to Apapa gridlock, have a team of police men from Area B dedicated to the same gridlock. We understand what the airport police command is doing, because they are also part of the problem.
More importantly, be able to speak to all the big men in the office, the Ship owners, the Port terminal operators, Freight forwarders, who are not here with the port drivers, who we see that they are the one carrying the brunt.
So when somebody is supposed to and deliver a container and he is being charged a demorage, that cannot be a working operations.”