The Federal Government has given a 16-day ultimatum to Borini Prono to complete the construction of a Trailer Park located directly opposite Tin Can Island port along Apapa Oshodi Expressway
Mike Onolememen, Minister of Works, who gave the ultimatum during a visit to Lagos where he inspected the ongoing reconstruction work Apapa Oshodi Expressway,
Directed the contractor to expedite action on the construction of the 450-capacity Trailer Park in order to ease traffic flow.
According to him, the traffic gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi expressway, especially around the sea ports, is not only unacceptable, but also injurious to the nation’s economy.
“The contractor must reprioritize and complete the work in phases; ensuring the completion of the trailer park before May 31 under the first phase, as to remove about 500 trailers from the expressway and reduce the congestion being experienced”, he said.
“We are doing this to bring about transformative social change in the area. That is why the Federal Government recently ordered Julius Berger to resume work on the Cele/bus stop – Beachland estate alignment of the road,” he stated.
The Minister assured that once the trailer park is completed, the trailer and truck drivers will have a comfortable place to park their heavy duty vehicles while conducting their businesses in Apapa or Tin Can Ports without having to park along the road.