NPA/Truck Owners adopt temporary call-up system to ease Apapa gridlock
coalition of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) and Container
Truck Owners Association of Nigeria (COTOAN) has expressed confidence of easing the Apapa
gridlock through a temporary manual call-up system for trucks.
body made this known in a joint statement in Lagos on Monday by Chief Remi
Ogungbemi and Alh. Wasiu Oloruntoyin for AMATO and COTOAN respectively.
said that the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) introduced the
system to address the traffic situation, which has been a burden to all
stakeholders in the port city.
therefore, called on all members of the trucking associations to comply with
the initiative for the greater economic benefit of all.
view of the traffic gridlock staring the faces of truckers, stakeholders in maritime
industry, Apapa residents and public at large, all our members are hereby
directed to follow the newly-introduced call-up system by the NPA Management.
initiative by the NPA, is to help regulate the movement of all trucks/tankers
into the Ports and Tank Farms.”
coalition of the associations said it considered the move as a positive step to
help them reposition their business and checkmate forms of corruption involved
in the chaotic situation that truckers are currently experiencing in Apapa and
trucking associations also sought the support of other corporate truck owners
including Dangote, Flour mills, BUA to embrace the call-up system as they begin
advised all representatives of truck parks to go to association’s office in
Apapa for further briefing on the operations by the NPA.
all trucks are expected to remain at their respective parks /garages until they
get a call-up before they can take their trucks out on the road to head for the
ports, the body added.