NPA partners Lagos State to clean up port environment
The Nigerian Ports Authority in collaboration with the Lagos State Government and relevant security agencies would commence a full scale clean-up operation at the Lagos Ports on Monday 5th July, 2021.
The exercise tagged “360 Degrees Cargo Clearance” is expected to cover all entry approaches to the Tin Can Island Complex, Lagos Port Complex, Kirikiri Lighter Terminals I&II and the port corridor crisscrossing Tin Can – Coconut – Sunrise – Mile 2 – Orile – Ijora Sifax – Ijora Olopa – Lilypond – Area B – Wharf Road – Creek Road – Old Dockyard Road – Seaplane – Apapa Wharf Gate.
The NPA said that the operations would ensure the clearance of shanties, kiosks, abandoned vehicles, machineries, equipment, containers obstructing the free flow of traffic as well as those constituting environmental nuisance or serving as hideouts for criminal elements.
It warned that “All those who illegally trade or reside in these aforementioned places are advised to vacate these areas forthwith.”
The NPA solicited for the understanding and cooperation of members of the public during the exercise.
It said that the goal of the clean-up operation targets ensuring a cleaner and safer port environment.