The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more traffic and security officials in Apapa to ensure that there is free flow of traffic as the Ijora-Wharf Road is closed for repair.
Princess Vicky Haastrup, the Chairman of the association, noted that if the Federal Government fails to deploy traffic during the closure, it would lead to chaos and avoidable pains to road users.
Vicky Haastrup said “This is not a matter that should be treated lightly at all. While we commend the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the private sector for the repair of the severely damaged Ijora-Wharf Road, we must emphasis the need to ensure free flow of traffic while the repair lasts.
“We have noticed that anytime a section of the road is closed, everywhere is clogged. The entire port environment is paralyzed. This has a telling the effect on the port because what then happens is that trucks which are inside the ports, will not be able to come out, and if they do not come out to free the space inside the various terminals, trucks on the road will not be able to go in and that is how the chaos builds”,said the personable terminal operator.