The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sounded a note of warning to owners of trucks that park in the Apapa area of the state.
Sanwo-Olu also threatened to publish names of prominent Nigerians and organisations that their trucks cause gridlocks in the area.
Recall that the Nigerian Ports Authority last Sunday inaugurated a new call-up system aimed at permanently addressing the movement of trailers in and out of the ports.
The move failed to stop the usual gridlock as trucks were seen indiscriminately parked along the Apapa expressway and other parts of the area.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued on Wednesday said his administration cannot condone the recklessness and carelessness that our citizens have gone through.
He said, “We will not stop at anything to ensure that anybody that tries to retract and take us back to where we are coming from on the gridlock on Apapa; we will do everything that we can to fight those people.
“We will name and shame them, we will bring out their names, be it a corporate organisation, company, police officer; they will go and answer to the citizens of Nigeria and Lagos. We will bring them to the public court for them to see that we are serious.
“We cannot condone the recklessness and carelessness that our citizens have gone through. My appeal is to others who have not signed on to this call-up system that we have embarked upon to do so.
Commenting on the new call-up system, Sanwo-Olu said, “What we are seeing is the beginning of the lasting solution we have brought to Apapa. Our appeal is that we are not out of the problem completely yet. Our citizens can now see that a journey that took them three hours can, indeed, take between 15 and 20 minutes to commute.
“We have taken some troublesome people that are benefiting from the gridlock out of the way. Whatever they were earning illegally has been taken away from them. We know they will want to attempt to fight back. We will not stop at anything to ensure that anybody that tries to retract the progress or wants to take us back to gridlock in Apapa will be fought against.”