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Container Falls, Crushes 2 Cars In Apapa

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Two cars were completely ruined on Saturday when a container fell on them at the Tin-Can Island Ports area in Apapa Lagos.

Numbers of deaths not known at the time of filling this report .

Recalled that the Federal Government on Friday extended by two weeks, the time given to the Presidential Taskforce on the Apapa traffic gridlock to resolve the matter following a request for extension by members of the taskforce and other stakeholders.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, approved the extension at a meeting of the Presidential Taskforce with stakeholders at the Presidential Villa, earlier in the week.

The taskforce, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, commenced its assignment on May 24 and had up to June 7 to complete the assignment.

He said that the panel was expected to present a formal report at the end of its extended mandate on June 24.

He said “The presidential directive was issued for the clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within 2 weeks.

Efforts were also ongoing to open new parking bays for trucks around the port area and in other parts of Lagos, preparatory to the commencement of the electronic call-up system at the port– one of the measures proposed to ameliorate the hardship at the port area.

 

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