The Federal Government has identified innovations and digital economy as veritable tools in the nation’s drive for an efficient transportation system in the country.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, representing the Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye made this known at the 17th Edition of the National Council on Transportation (NCT), holding in Abuja from Monday 5th – Thursday 8th December, 2022.
She called on policymakers, regulators, operators in the sector to seize the opportunity the forum presents to realign through use of home-grown technological innovations to proffer workable and implementable actions that will make for seamless and efficient movement of goods and services. Describing this year’s theme: “Transportation Technology and Innovations for Socio-economic Sustainability” as very apt, she observed that it aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals amplified – “Decade of Action” which calls for accelerated sustainable solutions to challenges inhibiting socio-economic development, notable being insecurity, climate change among others.
“I therefore look forward to your active participation at this meeting and implore us to place high premium in producing a quality report and Implementable time frame” Ajani said. Speaking earlier, in an interaction with the media, the President, Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA), Prince Segun Ochuku, noted that if technological innovations are properly harnessed and deployed, “we can begin to talk about a new Nigeria that the transportation sector will represent”
Other contributors at the Day One session called on members of the Council to draw up a vehicle end-of-life policy as the country currently has none, calling the Federal Government to invest more on road transport and transit insurance as a majority of the populace rely on this means of transportation.
The opening session of the four-day event had in attendance top Management and Staff of the Ministry, Heads of Agencies and Stakeholders in the transportation sector.
DDPress & PR
5th December, 2022