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Apapa gridlock ultimatum not possible, says Korodo


Apapa gridlock. Photo:shipsandports

Apapa gridlock. Photo:shipsandports

THE harrowing experience of Lagos motorists and commuters, arising from the fuel scarcity and gridlock on roads may not end anytime soon.

According to the South-West Chairman of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Mr. Tokunbo Korodo, the trucks causing the gridlock may not leave the roads soon as directed by the Lagos State Government.

Korodo told the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday that only three depots out of over 50 in Lagos had petroleum products to dispense.
The development had compelled hundreds of trucks to head for the three depots to lift oil. He said the development was the key reason for the unprecedented traffic jam that had locked down Lagos in recent days.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa, had on Wednesday directed the tankers and trucks to vacate the bridges and roads. “No tanker should be seen on Eko, Liverpool and Coconut among other bridges.

“By Thursday, the tanker owners should make one lane available for motorists to use pending the expiration of the ultimatum for enforcement to begin,” the commissioner said.

Korodo named the three depots currently loading fuel as Capital Oil and Gas Tank Farm, Ibeto Oil and Gas Tank Farm and Integrated Oil and Gas Tank Farm, all in Apapa.

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