The Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi, has said the gridlock being experienced in Apapa area of the state will soon be a thing of the past.
The CP gave the assurance during a town hall meeting on Wednesday in Apapa, Lagos.
Imohimi noted that the gridlock is a lingering problem caused by port reforms, road construction and activities generated by various tank farms located in Apapa and environs.
The meeting of stakeholders was attended by the Brigade Commander 9th Brigade Nigerian Army, Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps, Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, General manager of Lagos State Transport Management Authority, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers with jurisdictional responsibilities to areas affected by the gridlock and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation Lagos State.
The meeting was however adjourned to July 19, 2018 at 11am in order to accommodate other stakeholders from the Nigeria Ports authority, National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, Tanker Drivers Union and the Shippers Council of Nigeria with a view to finding ways to ameliorate the traffic situation in Apapa and environs.
Imohimi thanked the people of Apapa for their patience, stating that in a few weeks from now, they will heave a sigh of relief, urging them to exercise a little more patience.
The CP assured them that all routes to and fro Apapa Wharf are effectively policed by motorcycle and foot patrol teams of the Lagos State Police Command.
According to Imohimi, the Motorcycle Patrol Teams are to maintain visibility on all routes affected by the Apapa gridlock and respond quickly to distress situations.
He assured Lagosians that in no distant time, the traffic challenge will be permanently addressed as all hands are on deck to finding solution to the problem.