As the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) kicks off the electronic-call-up system in Lagos ports, stakeholders are optimistic that the scheme will herald a new dawn in ports’ operations.
Already, the truck owners have ordered immediate removal of trucks from the ports access road, while NPA has registered scores of them on the Eto platform.
According to The Guardian, their visit to the port on Monday showed that commuters can now move freely in and out of Apapa and TinCan Island ports in Lagos.
Officials of Lagos State government were seen co-ordinating traffic to ensure easy access to the ports, while trucks and tanker vehicles were only allowed to park on one lane of the express road while they wait for their turn to load.
Meanwhile, road construction has continued at Westminister outward Apapa towards Berger. The motorcycle riders now enjoy free ride with reduction in charges.