In order to end the persistent, commutable traffic gridlock in Apapa and the surrounding areas of the state, the Senate and the Lagos State Government have expressed the need for coordinated efforts.
The State Governor at the time, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urged the executive and legislature to give the blue economy in Nigeria more attention in order to develop it.
During a courtesy call to Governor Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina, the Senate Committee on Marine Transport suggested working together to address the gridlock in Apapa.
Senator Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, the chairman of the committee and a former deputy speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, led the delegation of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport to Lagos.
Eshinlokun-Sanni noted that the committee was visiting Lagos State and that 70% of the activities in the sector are concentrated in Lagos, claiming that Lagos is essential to the blue economy.