Truck drivers are claiming that the Truck Transit Park Limited (TTP) has not effectively addressed traffic congestion issues on the port access road through the electronic call-up system, Eto, introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority. The National President of the Council for Maritime Truck Unions and Associations, Mr. Adeyinka Aroyewun, expressed dissatisfaction with the TTP/ETO call-up regime, stating that it has failed to address the intended problems. However, TTP responded, noting that the call for scrapping the Eto system represents personal views and not the official stance of the agents.
The electronic call-up system, launched by the NPA in February 2021, aims to manage truck movement at Lagos ports and alleviate gridlock. Some truckers have reported that the platform has not effectively addressed congestion issues along port access roads. Recently, truck drivers at Lagos port called for the scrapping of Eto, leading to clarification from TTP that the agitation stemmed from a misunderstanding of the system’s operational procedures.
In response to speculations about a one-month suspension of truck bookings, TTP’s Corporate Communications Manager, Nancy Nnamdi, clarified that truck bookings to parks were temporarily put on hold for about seven days. The directive came from the NPA’s management to facilitate the rapid decongestion of trucks causing gridlocks along the port corridor.