FG Reassures Nigerians Of Commitment To Sustainable Transport Infrastructure
The Federal Government has reassured Nigerians of their commitment to ensuring sustainable transport infrastructure in the country. infoguidenigeria
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the technical session of the 16th National Council on Transportation (NCT), the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani said government had started the implementation of a multimodal transport system.
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The Permanent Secretary listed some of the sector’s milestones to include: the completion and commissioning of the Warri-Itakpe, Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge lines, the Commissioning of the Deep Blue Sea project to improve security and reduce piracy at sea, and the recent ground-breaking of the Kaduna-Kano Standard Gauge Rail.
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Kano State Commissioner for Housing and Transport, Alhaji Mahmoud Sansti, speaking at the event identified transportation as key to achieving economic development while adding that the sector is faced with challenges, hence the need for stakeholders to proffer lasting solutions.
Alhaji Sansti charged participants to work hard in bringing out solutions that will address the challenges in the transportation sector.
The 16th NCT Technical Session which had has her theme “Sustainable Transportation: A Panacea for National Development”, had in attendance speakers like Professor Samuel Adewumi, the Managing Director, Infrastructure Bank, Ross Oluyede, Directors of the Ministry, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration, and Safety Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Registrar, Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, Sam Nwakohu, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Emmanuel Jime, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Engr. Fidet Okhiria, Permanent Secretary, Kano State Ministry of Housing and Transport, Mrs. Amina Usman, Permanent Secretary, Yobe State Ministry of Transport, Mustapha, and a other top dignitaries.