NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY PARTNERS LASG TO RID APAPA PORTS AND ENVIRONS OF SHANTIES AND ILLEGAL STRUCTURES.
Written by Margaret Eke on July 6, 2021
Do you live or trade in shanties and kiosks near Apapa and Tin Can Island Port in Lagos?
Do you have abandoned vehicles, machineries or containers that are obstructing free flow of traffic, constituting environmental nuisance or serving as hideout for criminal elements near both port complexes?
Then, this piece of news is for you.
The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, and the Lagos State Government is coming after you.
They are going to pull down your shanties, kiosks, remove all those vehicles causing obstruction to free flow of traffic in an exercise code named “360 Degrees Cargo Clearance.”
They operation will cover all entry approaches to the Tin Can Island Complex, Lagos Port Complex, Kirikiri Lighter Terminals one and two and the port corridor crisscrossing Tin Can – Coconut – Sunrise – Mile 2 – Orile – Ijora Sifax – Ijora Olopa – Lilypond – Area B – Wharf Road – Creek Road – Old Dockyard Road – Seaplane and the Apapa Wharf Gate.
The General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications of NPA, Mr Olaseni Alakija warned in a statement that all those who illegally trade or reside in those places should vacate the areas.
He said that the clean-up operation would make the ports safer and environmentally friendly.