Ikeji seeks investigation of Presidential Task Team on Apapa gridlock, volunteers

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Former Secretary of the Joint Council of Seaport Truckers (JCOST) and former Chairman of the Road Transport Employers’ Association (RTEAN), Comrade Godwin Ikeji has called for full investigation of the activities of the Presidential Task Team on the Restoration of Law and Order in Apapa since the inception of their operation with the aim of meting out appropriate penalty on those found culpable.

Ikeji who made this call while reacting to an investigative report released by members of the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN) and published by this medium yesterday stated that the clandestine threats of sanctions to companies, garages, as another way of extortion should be noted adding that proper audit of resources committed to the project and its utilization was necessary.

He added that the activities of volunteers who were now offshoot of the teams should also be investigated.

In his words,” Thanks very much for the indebt analysis of the activities of the ongoing presidential task team. The failure of the various committees ever set to address the traffic gridlock buttresses the fact that the right measure has never been adopted.

“A full investigation and penalty is imperative in the activities of the present presidential task team. The clandestine threats of sanctions to companies, garages, as another way of extortion should be noted. Proper audit of resources committed to the project and its utilization is necessary. The activities of volunteers who are now offshoot of the teams is worthy of investigation too.

“Finally a word is enough for the wise. If we must get it right, the traffic gridlocked in Apapa, and Tincan cannot be addressed without answering these questions among others; what are responsible for them? Who are the beneficiaries of the situation, justification of each of these factors and the will power to get it right? Is there conspiracy by some entities?

“Thanks once more for the interest MARAN.”

Photo: Mr.Godwin Ikeji.

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