Lagos — In a bid to decongest the port corridor of the perennial truck gridlock, the Nigerian Army has converted its Signal Barracks to a Truck Park to service the Tin-can end of the Lagos Ports.
The move, it was gathered, was also meant to equally service the oil and gas trucks that have become a permanent feature of the gridlock.
Although, Sweetcrudereports could not get comments from the Army authority but some truck operators that spoke to our Correspondent said that they have been patronizing the park for some time now.
A visit to the Truck Park showed that the entrance has a signboard with inscription, “Nigerian Army Properties Limited, Logistics Complex Park , Signal Barracks Mile 2, Lagos. Sponsored by NAPL.”
A man who simply identified himself as Abdul-Ahmed told Vanguard Maritime Report that the capacity of the truck is very small as it cannot take more than 50 trucks at a time adding that each truck pay N2,000 per day.
Currently, there are two Truck Park located inside the Barrack, with one operated by the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the other by the Nigerian Army.
According to Mr. Dauda Balogun, a truck driver that used the facility, the location has been a blessing to him as it is the closest to the tank farms around the Apapa area.