.R-L: Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, COO, TTP LTD. Temidayo Adeboye, Port Manager, LPC, Olufunmilayo Olotu during the tour
As port user eagerly await the take-off of the trucks’ electronic call-up system recently deployed by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Managing Director of the agency, Hadiza Bala Usman has assured that irresponsible parking of trucks on the port access roads would soon be a thing of the past.
The NPA Managing Director gave the assurance after leading a stakeholders' facility assessment audit of the Truck Transit Park (TTP) at Lilypond, Ijora on Tuesday.
The tour of the park facility was to ascertain the degree of preparedness towards the formal take off of the e-call up system later this month.
According to a statement by Assistant General Manager Corporate & Strategic Communications, NPA; Mr Ibrahim Nasiru, the NPA boss stated 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 indiscriminate parking 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, orderliness of truck movement as scheduling will be 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 Management led by its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Temidayo Adeboye 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.
It would be recalled that NPA had earlier solicited the cooperation of stakeholders on the roll out of Eto, designed to complement the drive for a business-friendly and secured environment for port business in Nigeria.