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STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT ON INCREASED TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK IN LEKKI FREE ZONE CORRIDOR.

In view of the current traffic situation around the Free Trade Zone caused by influx of vehicular activities and the quest to achieve effective management of traffic around this  axis, Ibeju-Lekki, other Local Governments and Local Council Development Area chairmen in Epe Division in conjunction with the Lagos state Ministry of Transportation organized a one day stakeholders’ engagement to present the Lagos State plan in abatting the incessant gridlock as well as seek stakeholders’ input for effective traffic management across the Lekki Free zone.

The one day parley which held yesterday Tuesday, 18th April, 2023 had in attendance the Director of Transport, Engr. Ojoowuro Olasunkanmi of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, The 5 Chairmen of Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas in Epe Division, Representatives of Dangote Refinery, LFZDC, LFZ, Pinnacle Oil, NUPENG, FRSC, NPF, DSS and other stakeholders deliberated on measures to be embarked upon to ease the current traffic congestions caused by heavy duty trucks and machineries creating impediments to regular road users.

The stakeholders after a well deliberated session concluded on the following resolutions which are

*To operate in line with Lagos state Government plans to procure  transport infrastructure i.e holding bay for trucks , pre- gate facilities and deployment of application for electronic call up system.

*To put in place modalities to harmonise the position of stakeholders , investors and Government for holistic traffic management across the Lekki Free Zone corridor.

In order to augment and proffer more solutions to the existing problems in addition to the plans by the Lagos State Government, other Stakeholders suggested supporting plans which includes an interim arrangement being put in place to decongest the roads by setting up a technical committee among others. These  measures are:-

i ) To identify a temporary Holding Bays between Alaro city and other nearby towns in Epe and it’s environs.

ii)To Implement the electronic call up system to control traffic flow of trucks into red zone which starts from Eleko Junction to Lekki Free Trade Zone.

iii ) Evacuation of all illegal tankers from the red zone by a joint Task Force of State , LGs and Security Agencies .

It was, however, unanimously decided by stakeholders at the meeting that the timeline for delivery of recommended  actions should not exceed 2 weeks from 20th April, 2023.

It is affirmative that with the proactiveness of stakeholders,the present traffic situations within this corridor will soon become a thing of the past with various communities reaping more dividend of Economic Development.

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