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  • Updated: May 29, 2024

Kano to develop new transport policy

 Kano to develop new transport policy

The Kano Government is formulating a State Transport Policy to tackle the transportation challenges in the state. 

​This was made known by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Engr. Muhammad Ibrahim Diggol, during a press briefing at the NUJ press centre in Kano on Wednesday.

Diggol stated that the policy aims to establish a comprehensive framework for both current and future transportation decisions in the state. 

He emphasized that the development process would involve stakeholder consultations to review and provide feedback on the draft policy.

“This stakeholder consultation will enrich the draft document, ensuring that the final policy is collectively implemented,” he said.

He highlighted the growing difficulties in providing modern, efficient, and effective transportation due to the increasing population and commercial activities in the state. 

"Without ease of access to places of work, education, health, and other social amenities, the quality of life suffers. And without easy access to markets and industries, economic growth stagnates and poverty prevails," Diggol explained.

The commissioner outlined that the policy would create a framework for overall transportation development and foster an enabling environment for private sector involvement in the state’s transportation sector.

“The transport policy will usher in a new dawn and renewed government efforts in the actualization of the vision and mission of transportation development," he said.

Diggol described the vision and mission of the policy as part of the Kano State Development Master Plan, aiming to provide accessible socio-economic activities for all residents within acceptable environmental standards. 

“It supports a modern multimodal transport system that meets the needs of the people and matches the standards of a world-class city," he added.

The draft components of the policy include provisions for public transport services, quality and quantity regulation standards, land use and urban planning, traffic management, rail mass transit, and water and air transportation.

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