Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s inability to clear the Apapa port In fulfillment of his electoral promises is because his hands are tied. Though, he promised during his
electioneering campaign to do so in 90 days and named and shamed those responsible for the gridlock that’s making the country to lose millions of dollars everyday due to poor management.
Newsnowonline Investigation revealed that even the ultimatum given by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was ignored because those responsible for the gridlock are powerful and well connected to the Presidency.
The minister of transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has also expressed his frustration about the gridlock. When asked why he has refused to intervene, he passed the buck that clearing of port was under the purview of the Nigerian Port Authority, NPA, despite the fact that NPA is part of parastatals under the supervision of ministry of transportation.
When President Muhammadu Buhari came to commission security equipment recently in Lagos, before his arrival, the port was cleared and as soon as he leaves, the crisis started and the rowdy gridlock returned.
Ameachi speaking on Arise TV Morning Show after President Buhari’s Visit said he was surprised that the place was cleared before the morning of the president’s Visit having witnessed the same chaotic situation a day before the NIMASA program
Speaking on Channels TV program, Saturday Sunrise, Prof. Samuel Odewumi , a lecturer in the department of transportation, Lagos State University, LASU, called out President Buhari to stop the corruption going on in the port. He maintained that if President Buhari was desirous to stop the corruption going on in the port, it will stop forthwith.
He also called out minister of transportation to do the needful and stop the buck passing.
Odewumi also called out Governor Sanwo-Olu to fulfill his Electoral promise to Lagosians that he would clear the port in 90days.
The LASU don said Sanwo-Olu should be bold enough to name and shame those responsible for the gridlock as promised.