In a statement released via his Twitter handle which read thus:
“The unabating gridlock caused by the trucks in Apapa is very disturbing. On an inspection tour around projects today, we intend to engage with the Federal Government to allow the immediate use of the 700-truck capacity Lilypond Terminal to take the trailers off the road.
In addition to this, We are making available 30 hectares of land at Ijora to build an additional park for trucks. I also took time to personally inspect projects meant to improve traffic around Constain, Iganmu, Apapa and Mile 2 areas.
We are addressing the chaos created by the indiscriminate parking of trailers along the routes. We have to set out our activities in a methodical order and see how we can redevelop Apapa. There is already an extensive road construction project going on in Apapa.
Liverpool and Creek roads have already been completed. By October, all the road network leading in and out of the port area would be opened up for public use.
We have assessed the issues and a permanent solution will be achieved.”