The presidency has issued two-week ultimatum for all the tankers to move out of Apapa. This was contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the office of the vice president, Laolu Akande.

Meanwhile,  the Federal Government has directed the personnel of the Nigerian Navy to immediately withdraw from traffic management duties in and around the Apapa port and its environs.

In its place, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) is to take over as the lead traffic management agency in Apapa while the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is to commence immediate use of the Lilypond Terminal and Trailer Park A as a truck transit park.

It further directed all military and paramilitary checkpoints in front of the ports and environs are to be dismantled following the new directive