FG inagurates Operation Free the ports Corridor to ease gridlock on port access roads.
Written by News Room on April 17, 2022
The Federal Government has inaugurated “Operation Free The Ports Corridor” to ensure easy movement in and out of the seaports after the continuous traffic gridlock on the port access roads.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mrs. Magdalene Ajani, while officially flagging off the initiative championed by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) in Lagos, said the efforts of stakeholders on Apapa roads are gradually yielding positive results.
She said the aim of the initiative is to achieve Ease of Doing Business in Nigerian ports, urging members of the team to follow the standard operating procedures (SOP).
Ajani commended the improvement in vessel berthing time from five hours at anchorage to 90 minutes, as well as incidents reduction, which has led to a positive effect on operations at the ports.
The permanent secretary opined that the Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) has already been making progress, while she hinged the success of the newly inaugurated team on the collaboration and commitment of all stakeholders.
The Executive Secretary of NSC, Emmanuel Jime said the task team was set up for the purpose of removing illegal checkpoints and shanties along the ports’ corridors.