President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the persistent gridlock in Apapa, Lagos State.
He spoke when he received the leadership of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
“I must admit the Apapa gridlock still remains a challenge. It saddens me that businesses have had to suffer as a result of this.
“We are doing our very best working with the Lagos State Government to bring an end to this issue,’’ he said.
Buhari also reassured Nigerians that his administration would continue to support the private sector to flourish and create more jobs in the country.
He revealed that the Federal Government had invested heavily in infrastructure development, and also supported development banks to provide loans to traders and small enterprises.
“In the last four years, we have invested heavily in infrastructure development.
“We supported our development banks to provide loans to traders and small enterprises.
“We signed executive orders to support local content consumption. We also focused on enhancing the Ease of Doing Business to facilitate investment,’’ he added.