Business operators lose N5 billion daily due to Apapa traffic

The persistent Apapa traffic is causing business operators in Nigeria’s maritime sector to lose money.


Traffic on Apapa road has worsened recent times.

Not only is this affecting and annoying commuters, it also has a negative effect on business operators in Nigeria’s maritime sector.

Speaking to WorldStage Newsonline, Rev Jonathan Nicol, President, Shippers’ Associations, Lagos State Chapter, said that the implications of the persistent Apapa traffic include, “economy pressure, reduction of man-hour and hardship to lives.”

He said that all this could be stopped if the government took care of the bad roads which are the main cause of the gridlock.

Rev Nicol also said that these bad roads could be fixed in two weeks if the government was serious.

Dr Farinto Kayode, National Press Secretary, Association of Nigeria License Customs Agents (ANLCA), revealed the extent of the damage caused by the traffic on Apapa road.

“We lost about N5 billion because of the gridlock, it’s not good for business. The Federal Government has awarded contracts for the bad roads to be repaired, but they are working at a very slow pace. Also, we don’t have a modern rail transportation system which would help to ease the gridlock situation.”

Which is a better solution to traffic?


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:


Recommended articles

Family planning does not reduce population – Expert

Crisis-hit PDP is not panicking over mass resignation of national officers

Lagos Government launches 'Kampus Stars' reality TV show for higher institutions

Anambra governorship candidate Ozigbo explains running mate choice

Edo Governor Obaseki vows to send land grabbers to prison

Oyetola distributes 100,000 cocoa seedlings to farmers

No arms supplies in the Central African Republic for another year

New York Governor Cuomo sexually harassed many women, investigation reveals

Bandits kill 6 people in violent raids on 4 Kaduna villages