The Association of Maritime Truck Owners has vowed to work with the acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Muhammad Bello-Koko, to enhance movement of trucks at the ports.
The President of AMARTO, an association of truckers operating at the nation’s ports, Remy Ogungbemi, said this on Wednesday when Bello-Koko visited Lilypond Terminal in Apapa, Lagos State.
Ogungbemi described the visit as a demonstration Bello-Koko’s appreciation of the electronic call-up system known as Eto.
“We are very happy with your visit. It shows clearly that you are a listening and focused leader, who is prepared to tackle the critical issues affecting port business in our country.
“We will work with you as the success of NPA is our success. We commend NPA for giving us this call-up system. Though, the story so far has not been pleasant, we’re hopeful that things will improve very soon,” he said.
The NPA had on February 27 deployed Eto to address the intractable gridlock along the access roads leading to the two major seaports in Lagos.
On his part, Bello-Koko said the visit to Lilypond Terminal since he assumed office on May 6 was to enable him assess the quality of equipment so far deployed and identify measures required to make the system achieve its intended objective.
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