Story By Roland Ekama.
The Federal Government is set to sanction tank farm owners without holding bays for their trucks as part of efforts to clear port access roads of gridlocks.
Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, made this known weekend while responding to issues of lack of holding bays raised by transport unions.
Usman said that government would support the private sector to drive the initiative to set up new ones, explaining that the agency has received proposals on electronic management of holding bays.
“We have received proposals on electronic management of holding bays, we are working through processes and we would soon conclude on that,’’ she said.
She said tank farms that do not have holding bays for their trucks would soon be sanctioned.
Usman said that the NPA was also working on providing weigh bridges within the ports and will in a few months' time extant rules to take care of the problem of high axle load on the roads.