NIMASA seeks lasting solution to Apapa gridlock


…Advocates cleaner port environment

Transportation managers have been urged to consider all necessary engagements in addressing the issue of the perennial gridlock in the port city of Apapa, Lagos.


Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, made the call on Tuesday in a goodwill message at the maiden edition of the transportation summit organised by the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) Nigeria.


The Director General, who represented by the Head of Administration and Human Resources in NIMASA, Hajia Jumai Musa, said the problem of the traffic gridlock remained a concern to all businesses within Apapa, particularly the port community.


He said that with the transportation summit providing a strong platform for important discourses, the stakeholders should be able to address that one critical issue by suggesting actionable solutions.


Besides the issue of the gridlock in Apapa, Dr. Peterside also spoke on the urgent need for the clearing of the dumps of waste within the port city.


He said that the port city must adopt sustainable approaches to ensuring a cleaner environment, one befitting of people who appreciate that the maritime industry advocates cleanliness.


The summit, which continues until December 5, has all parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Transportation in attendance, as well as key stakeholders in the maritime industry.

Posted on : December 4, 2019

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