Abuja - The Lagos State Government has
commended the Senate for approving moves by the administration to end incessant
traffic congestion in the area.
Senate approved the motion moved by the Senator
representing Lagos Central District, Oluremi Tinubu, on the gridlock
particularly in Apapa.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy,
Steve Ayorinde, gave the commendation.
“The development is heart-warming as it has shown that
the State Government’s efforts at providing solution to the notorious traffic
congestion in the axis,” he said.
Ayorinde commended Tinubu for her step in moving the
motion and galvanising her colleagues to address the gridlock.
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He expressed the hope that the Senate would give it
priority attention when it was tabled in view of the socio-economic hardships
it had continued to cause residents of the State.
The commissioner also expressed belief that the
intervention from the Senate would go a long way to also complement the various
moves by the State Government in finding lasting solutions to the gridlock and
lessen the hardship on the people.
He explained that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi
Ambode, had visited Apapa to assess the gridlock.
Ayorinde added that as part of measures to find solutions
to the gridlock, the State Government had appealed to the Federal Government to
expedite action on the rehabilitation of the Tin Can Island Bridge, while on
its part, had put in place a joint task force that operated round the clock to
ensure that traffic situation improves along the axis.
The government is also working on the plan to expand the
capacity of the existing trailer Park at Orile to accommodate 1 000 trucks from
its current capacity of 350
- CAJ News