The Lagos State Government has approved the development and implementation of an Electronic Queuing Management System and an automated call-up system for the Lekki-Epe Free Trade Zone corridor.
The approval was granted to a firm, Callup Technology, to develop and implement the scheme aimed at averting traffic congestion in the corridor.
The Lagos government had earlier in May approved the deployment of an e-call up system for the corridor to avert severe congestion caused by articulated trucks accessing the port corridor.
Announcing its approval at a stakeholders’ meeting, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the plan was based on the urgent need to implement a sustainable, effective and technology-driven solution of truck movement in the Lekki-Epe Corridor
According to him, the e-call up system will help synchronise the movement of trucks assessing the Lekki Deep Seaport and other industries within the corridor, starting from Eleko junction to Lekki Free Trade Zone.
Giving details of what the approval entails in a statement, Callup Technology CEO, Mr. Timi Koleolu, said the firm was saddled with the responsibility of developing and implementing the EQMS and an automated call-up system.
According to him, the EQMS adopted by the firm will revolutionise truck traffic management by streamlining operations, improving efficiency, and ensuring seamless coordination among stakeholders in the transportation sector.
He added that the EQMS is designed to address the challenges of congestion and optimize the flow of goods and services within the corridor, adding that it incorporates state-of-the-art technology and intelligent algorithms to allocate resources efficiently and reduce waiting times for trucks.
“Our EQMS is a game-changer in truck traffic management, providing real-time insights and actionable data to optimize the movement of trucks within the Lekki-Epe Free Zone Corridor. We are proud to introduce this advanced solution that will enhance operational efficiency, reduce congestion, and improve overall road safety,” Koleolu said.
He commended the government and key stakeholders in the transportation industry for their support throughout the period EQMS development.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to His Excellency Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, for his visionary leadership and unwavering support throughout the development and implementation of the EQMS.
“Callup Technology acknowledges the cooperation and support of key stakeholders in the transportation and maritime industries. By engaging with industry leaders, Callup Technology was able to ensure the successful onboarding of truck drivers onto the EQMS. This collaborative approach strengthens industry partnerships, enhances safety measures, and facilitates a seamless integration of all participants in the transportation ecosystem.
“Callup Technology is excited about the transformative potential of the EQMS and is committed to working closely with the Lagos State Government, relevant stakeholders, and industry players to ensure its widespread adoption and success.”