Truckers advise NPA on electronic call-up system

Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority

 

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has been advised not to engage people who had previously served in various task force operations on the removal of traffic gridlock on Lagos port access roads in the implementation of the electronic call-up system for trucks coming to pick cargo in Apapa and Tincan Island ports.

 The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) advised NPA in a communiqué it issued at the end of its congress held over the weekend.

The e-call system, according to the truckers, would be compromised if handed over to these people.

 They noted that they had agreed to remove their trailers from roads and bridges to their respective parks for the seamlessly take off the e-call system otherwise known as “eto” as scheduled while saying that they would meet the Lagos State Government with a view of resolving the indiscriminate towing of their trucks.

AMATO enjoined Truck and Transit Park Limited (TTP) who manages transit parks to involve other parks in the implementation of the e-call up system.

Truckers should sensitize their drivers on the dangers of drug abuse and stop allowing inexperienced motor boys to drive trucks into port terminals to reduce accidents.

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