The federal government has restated its commitment to transform the road transport sector in the country.
In view of the foregoing, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the current administration will not leave any stone unturned in efforts to transform the sector for the benefit of Nigerian citizens.
Amaechi pointed out that the Road transport Sector Transformation programme is ongoing, stating that the draft executive order is being fine-tuned by stakeholders with aim of transforming the current narrative in the road subsector and ensure regulation of the sector.
Amaechi disclosed this at an international conference, organised by the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation tagged “The Role of Transportation in the Implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The event took place recently in Abuja.
The minister stated that the sector is the most critical in implementing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and enhancing regional integration, he reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to transforming the transport system.
Amaechi was represented at the event by the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki.
While speaking at the event, the Director General/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah, pointed out that intra-African trade stands at about 15 per cent, an abysmal fact attributed to unnecessary bottlenecks and infrastructure deficit.