The Transport Planning and Coordination (TPC) Department is a Specialized Service Department, which serves as the engine room of the Ministry.  It liaises and coordinates the Departments and Agencies of the Ministry and collaborates with other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on National issues. The Department is the Ministry’s version of the Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS) Department as is common in other mainline Ministries.

To effectively discharge its responsibilities, the Department is structured into Five (5) Divisions with their units, namely:

i. Transport Planning & Intermodal Coordination (TP&IC);
Planning Unit
Intermodal Coordination Unit
Bi-lateral & Multi-lateral Unit

ii. Research and Statistics Division
Research Unit
Statistics Unit
Databank Unit

iii. Monitoring and Evaluation Division;
Monitoring Unit
Evaluation Unit

iv. Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Division
Hardware Unit
Software Unit (Website Management)

v. Library Services Division
Digital Unit
Analogue Unit

The Department is responsible for the following functions:

i. Coordinates the Formulation of Transport Policies;

ii. Implements of National Transport Master Plan;

iii. Development of the Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS) for the Transportation Sector;

iv. Collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning on developing Short, Medium and Long Term Transportation Plans for Nigeria;

v. Monitors and Evaluating Ministry’s Projects and Programmes;

vi. Coordinates Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements;

vii. Maintains the Ministry’s Information sources including Library and Databank;

viii. Prepares and Publishes the Digest of Transport Statistics;

ix. Coordinates the External and Internal Technical Cooperation and Aids for the Ministry;

x. Conducts Policy Research on all modes of Transportation;

xi. Processes and reviews of feasibility studies on Transport sector projects;

xii. Organizes of Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops including National Council on Transportation;

xiii. Prepares of Annual Ministerial Press Briefing;

xiv. Coordinates the quarterly retreat of the Honourable Ministers with Directors of the Ministry and Chief Executives of the Ministry’s Agencies;

xv. Collates and Reviews of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of the Ministry’s Agencies.

xvi. Produces of Periodic Annual Reports on overall Ministerial Policy Performance and highlights areas needing special attention or Improvement;

xvii. Develops, Strategizes and Coordinates Multimodal and Intermodal relationships in the Transportation Sector;

xviii. Liaises with other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) on National Issues;

xix. Oversees the management of Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT);

xx. Coordinates the Departments and Agencies of the Ministry to develop strategies for tackling emergencies in the Transportation Sector;

xxi. Provides and manages ICT tools, infrastructures and website of the Ministry;

xxii. Supervises, coordinates, and managing the activities of the Ministry’s Library;

xxiii. Collaborates with the Budget Division in the preparation of annual budgets and rolling plans of the Ministry;

xxiv. Oversees and coordinates the activities of HIV/AIDS and other pandemic programmes for the Ministry;

xxv. Produces and Processes FEC Memoranda, Conclusions and Extracts;

xxvi. Collaborates with International Institutions and Multilateral Originations on all Transport related issues such as AFCFTA, ECOWAS, AU, WTO, UNECA, UNDP, NEPAD, IMF, WORLD BANK, SDG etc.;

xxvii. Coordinates Bilateral Agreements regarding the Transport Sector e.g. Nigeria-Korea Transport Institute, Nigeria-Sudan, Nigeria-Niger, Nigeria-Iran, Nigeria– Pakistan, Nigeria-Cameroon etc.

xxviii. Perform any other functions as may be assigned by Honourable Ministers and the Permanent Secretary
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