Stakeholders explain poor compliance with  NPA’s Eto

Days after the official flag-off of the electronic call-up system introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority, stakeholders in the maritime sector have explained why some truckers are still not complying with the new system.

Some accused the state government of poor sensitisation on the issue, especially to truckers, while others asked for more time, so the truckers could adjust.

The state government had vowed to ensure that the call-up system, known as Eto, was properly implemented, and the task force has been towing trucks abandoned on the ports access roads.

But a stakeholder, who gave her name as Mrs. Jane O, blamed the state government for not properly educating truck owners and drivers, a reason she said brought back trucks on the roads just few days after abandoned trucks were towed.

Another stakeholder, Muhammad Aki, charged the state government to send a memo to the heads of the truck unions to ensure total compliance to the new system.

Meanwhile Mr. Jubril Gawat, a media aide to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, through his official Twitter handle, explained that trucks returned to the roads because truckers were still trying to adjust to the new rule.

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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