By Foster Obi
As part of its Port Facility Location Appreciation Tour nationwide, on oversight functions, the Board members of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), led by its Chairman, Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye, on Friday visited the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal, Lagos. The visit was a working tour.
It will be recalled that the House of Representatives recently decried the number of man-hours wasted on Ebute-Ogoloto road leading to the Terminal due to its bad state and the indiscriminate parking of trailers on the road. Consequently, the House urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, to as a matter of urgency commence the rehabilitation of the road to ensure travel time is reduced.
Also in its resolution, the House urged NPA to take advantage of vacant lands on Lagos-Ikorodu road to create modern-day trailer parks and ensure only trailers scheduled for loading have access to the lighter terminal vicinity.
In addition, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was advised to give strict warnings and subsequently penalize any trailer that parks indiscriminately on the Ogolonto-Ebute road. Committees on Nigeria Customs Services (NCS), NPA, Works, and Legislative Compliance were mandated to ensure the resolutions of the House is carried out.
In the pix: NPA Board Chairman, Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye (3rd left), NPA General Manager, Legal / Board Secretary, Eniola Williams (right) and other board members, Stakeholders during the tour of the terminal.