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NPA Begins Sensitisation On Minimum Standard For Trucks

Posted: Mar 17, 2016 at 1:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Andrew Utulu, Lagos

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Western Ports in conjunction with a combined team of law enforcement agencies on Tuesday commenced sensitisation of road users, especially truckers, within the Apapa and Tincan Island axis.

This is coming on the hills of the directive that all trucks parked along the ports access roads be removed to enforcement of the minimum standards for all trucks.

The road awareness rally which went through selected routes in Apapa and Tin can Island ports access roads caught the attention of most pedestrians, motorists and truckers on all the routes.

The Management of the NPA had last week advised truck owners who parked their trucks along the Port access roads to remove such trucks on or before Monday, March 14, 2016 and that any truck towed after that day would attract a fine of N25,000 before release.

Enforcement of minimum standard of trucks is slated to commence in March 21, 2016.

The combined team of the law enforcement agencies comprised the detachment of the Military Mobile Police, Port Police, LASTMA, Vehicle Inspection Office and NPA Security led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Mrs. Sani.

Also at the exercise were officials of NPA Western Ports Headquarters, namely, Alhaji I.K Usman, Assistant General Manager Operations and Mr. Jamilu Khalid, Assistant General Manager Security.

At a meeting after the exercise, DPO Sani, the head of the operation described the exercise as successful and an opener to the subsequent leg especially as from March 21, 2016 when enforcement of minimum standard would commence.

Alhaji Isa Usman, Chairman of the Task Force, commended all the law enforcement agencies that participated in the exercise for their conduct in the exercise and assured that all their observations and comments on the exercise were noted for necessary action before the enforcement date.

Habib Abdullahi, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, is expected to flag off the enforcement of the Minimum Standard of trucks entering the Ports within Lagos area on March 21, 2016.