If you are in Lagos, you probably would have experienced how difficult it is to connect the Island from the Mainland through Eko Bridge.

Heavy duty vehicles heading to and from Apapa port have taken over the road, causing endless gridlock along the road.

Now, the Federal Government has announced that it is set to empower a special task force that will remove the trucks/trailers to make access into the Apapa ports easy.

This is coming a day after the Nigeria Ports Authority lamented the impact of poor access to the ports on its revenue.

The government said the committee on road decongestion would ensure that trucks/trailers were not allowed to block the port access roads.

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This was part of the agreement that the government reached with the Maritime Workers Union to make them to suspend their planned strike.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry Power, Works and Housing and the Nigerian Ports Authority had on Tuesday reached the agreement with the union, which led to the suspension of the strike, according to reports by Shipping Day News.

During the meeting, the union leaders expressed concern about the slow pace of work on the road and called on the contractor to speed up the work.

The union also called on the government to discourage further establishment of new tank farms in the port area.

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