The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is collaborating with the Lagos State Government and relevant security agencies is to commence full scale clean-up operations at the two Lagos Ports on Monday, July 5, 2021.
The exercise tagged “360 Degrees Cargo Clearance”, according to a statement issued by Mr Olaseni Alakija, NPA’s General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications would cover all entry approaches to the Tin Can Island Complex, Lagos Port Complex and Kirikiri Lighter Terminals I and II.
Also, to be covered is the port corridor crisscrossing Tin Can–Coconut–Sunrise–Mile 2–Orile–Ijora Sifax–Ijora Olopa–Lilypond–Area B–Wharf Road–Creek Road–Old Dockyard Road-Seaplane–Apapa Wharf Gate.
“The operations will ensure the clearance of shanties, kiosks, abandoned vehicles, machineries, equipment, containers obstructing free flow of traffic as well as those constituting environmental nuisance or serving as hideouts for criminal elements.
“People who illegally trade or reside in these aforementioned places are advised to vacate them forthwith.
“The understanding and cooperation of members of the public is solicited during the exercise,” the statement said, adding that the goal of the clean-up operation was to make the ports safer and environmentally friendly.