Beginning from Tuesday, 7 May, 2019, containers and petroleum tankers would start moving goods from Lagos ports to the North through the newly acquired railway wagons.
The Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi had ordered some wagons for the Lagos-Ibadan railway for the purpose. This measure was designed to ease traffic and gridlocks caused by heavy duty vehicles on Lagos roads.
The move to curb the perennial traffic jam in the Apapa axis, the Nigeria Railway Corporation resolved to deploy the eighteen newly imported wagons for haulage from the Apapa Seaport.
The Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC,
Engineer Fidet Okhiria, disclosed that the newly acquired 18 wagons are to
boost the inland container dry port business by moving cargos from Apapa seaport
to dry ports in Kaduna and other states.
The NRC has the capacity to evacuate 20 footer and 40 footer containers from Apapa port to Ijoko and Abeokuta, both in Ogun state and Omi-Adio railway depots, in Oyo state, for onward transfer by parked trucks. smokeTv���n#