OSHODI/APAPA TRAFFIC LOCKDOWN: Stakeholders kick as FG approves new tank farm

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By Godwin Oritse & Sebastine Obasi

Lagos—The perennial traffic crisis in and around Apapa area of Lagos, not withstanding, the Federal government has approved the construction of a new tank farm on Creek Road.

Apapa road blocked by Tankers

The construction, if allowed, will worsen an already terrible situation and further put the economy under pressure through increased cost of cargo clearance.

The new tank farm will attract additional 800 trucks to Apapa which will further worsen the carnage on the nation’s port city.

A source at the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, that doesn’t want to be quoted, told Vanguard that the bitumen tank farm (an asphalt, also known as bitumen is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum) is owned by a company simply called Wadeco. Approval was said to have been given some years back.

The tank farm which…



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