The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged extortion of truck operations by men of the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency and other agencies at the Apapa and Tin Can Ports in Lagos.
At the plenary on Thursday, the House unanimously adopted a motion titled, ‘Urgent Need to Investigate the unwarranted Extortion of Truck Operators and other Port users by Law Enforcement Agents at Apapa Port,’ as moved by Mr Steve Fatoba.
Adopting the motion, the House mandated the Committee on Works and Housing to “investigate the activities of law enforcement agents and terminal operators at Apapa Port, with a view to finding a lasting solution to the suffering of the truck operators at the port, and report back within four weeks for further legislative action.”
The House also urged the Nigerian Ports Authority and the concessionaire, APM Terminals, Apapa, to “fashion out modalities and processes that will be in conformity with international best practices on truck management at the port.”
Meanwhile, the House, also on Thursday, resolved to investigative the activities of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund especially concerning disbursement of funds to education institutions.
The move was based on the unanimous adoption of a motion titled, ‘Need to Investigate the Management, Disbursement and Infrastructure Delivery by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund in Public Institutions in Nigeria.’ by Emmanuel Ukong-Udo.