The Managing Director of the Nigeria Port Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has promised port users that the reckless parking of trucks on the port access roads would soon be a thing of the past.
Hadiza made this known after leading a stakeholders’ facility assessment audit of the Truck Transit Park (TTP) at Lilypond, Ijora – Lagos.
Meanwhile, the port community was indeed happy with the deployment; even as some noted that an E-Call-up system may neither curb a truck driver’s recklessness nor broken down rickety truck on the roads.
The tour of the park facility was to ascertain the degree of preparedness by the park towards the formal take-off of the e-call up system later in the month.
The NPA Managing Director reiterated that the truck electronic call-up system which is being powered by a web application called “Eto”, would put an end to the perennial logjam caused by articulated trucks within the port corridor. She stressed that “it is critical we put an end to the intractable Apapa traffic to restore sanity to cargo operations at our ports in Lagos”.
Hadiza stated that the web application (Eto) will enthrone transparency, an orderliness to truck movement as scheduling is done automatically – on first come, first serve, basis.
She commended TTP LTD for the renovations carried out at the Lilypond Truck Transit Park facility.
On their part, TTP LTD Management led by Mr. Temidayo Adeboye – Chief Operating Officer, assured truck owners and drivers of quality service delivery at the facility. He later demonstrated the functionality of the Eto app – to the delight of the visiting delegation.
Expartiating further on this, the Asst. General Manager Corporate & Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Nasiru recalled that NPA Management had earlier solicited the co-operation of stakeholders on the roll-out of Eto, designed to compliment the drive for a business-friendly and secured environment for port business in Nigeria.