Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that Apapa area of the state will be open to traffic soon.

He made this known during an inspection of the roads and bridges under construction in Apapa on Sunday.

The governor also revealed that the bridges in the area will be completed by October.

”We need to work in a methodological order and see how we redevelop the whole of Apapa.

”The construction going on is expensive because they are all concrete roads, we have Liverpool and Creek roads all completed.

”I understand that by October, all these network of roads will be opened up to traffic,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Sanwo-Olu also revealed that the state is working with the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, in building a new port in Lekki.

”We need to use this opportunity to appeal to all operators to see how they can formalise themselves in a way which we can have better orderly society.

”Effect of what they are doing is not only affecting the citizens, it is also affecting our way of life.

”People living in this environ are complaining on daily basis that they are not having the best of time just because the port is here.

”We are working with various stakeholders and need to synergise to understand what their challenges are and how best to address them.

”As a government, we have commitment and sense of responsibility to our people and must bring about an operation in efficiency system where we do not continue to experience the permanent gridlock that is typical of Apapa.