NAGAFF Chairman tasks FG, LASG, Apapa LGA on removal of plastic waste, road maintenance


…Commends NAGAFF Tincan Elders

The Chairman, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF, Tincan Island chapter, Forwarder Emeka Paul Chiedozie has appealed to the Federal, Lagos State and Apapa Local Governments to urgently tackle the indiscriminate dropping of plastic waste along the Tincan Island access road.

Chiedozie who lamented bitterly while speaking to newsmen yesterday at TinCan, Lagos, said the amount of plastic waste and human waste along TinCan Island access road and inside drainages is worrisome as it affects the stakeholders’ health.

He stated that, “The air pollution is so bad that it can cause an epidemic. Most of the drainages are already blocked, stakeholders have not even started enjoying the road but waste has taken over some portions of the road. There is no maintenance on the newly reconstructed road.

“I have advised NAGAFF TinCan members and elders not to come to the port any day if it rains heavily and they don’t have much business within the port premises to do because the aftermath of the rain causes serious air pollution that may cause serious health hazard, most drainages that are blocked with plastic waste makes the road flooded.

“This road was reconstructed with tax payers’ money to the tune of over N72 billion and if it is not maintained, stakeholders will also face the consequences. The road was reconstructed during the regime of former President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Earlier on, Chiedozie commended the elders of the association in the chapter for their support so far since he assumed office as Chairman NAGAFF TinCan saying that “although the economy is very harsh, be confident the Chapter will continue to render its assistant to you as usual.

“l sincerely appreciate your prompt response despite the short notice given for this meeting. By God’s grace, l will not disappoint you, let us continue to facilitate trade.”

Photo: Fwdr. Emeka Paul Chiedozie, Chairman, NAGAFF, Tincan Island chapter.

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