Nigerian truckers float new union

To cover up some shortcomings of existing truck associations, a group of truck owners have unveiled a new association named Logistics Practitioners Association of Nigeria.

According to the steering committee chairman of LPAN, Godwin Ikeji, the group will also tackle some of the bottlenecks along the port corridors in Lagos.

Ikeji told Financial Street over the weekend that founding members of the group considered the shortcomings of the various associations and unions in the industry to float the new body.

According to him, the failures of the haulage sub-sector of the maritime industry need to be tackled to ensure free flow of vehicular and cargo movement from the seaports in Lagos to the hinterlands.

His words, “We are coming up with a mission of integrity and strategies that will enable transport operations tick and to carry out activities in accordance with global best practices.

“We have associations and unions in this industry, but the situation we are faced with does not require both. but integrity and experience.”

He lamented that the gridlock destroyed the noble city of Apapa, adding, “LPAN has what it takes to tackle the menace of traffic within the port corridors.”

Anozie Egole
Anozie Egole
Anozie Egole is a Transport correspondent. He reports Maritime, Aviation and Rail/Road Transport for Financial Street.

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