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  • Updated: September 30, 2022

Transportation Sector: Minister Says National Policy Forthcoming 

Mu’azu Sambo, the Minister of Transportation has revealed that his vision for the transportation sector is to launch a national transport policy before May 2023.

Sambo disclosed this in an interview with maritime reporters on Thursday in Lagos.

He said the ministry will do everything possible to make sure that the industry gets a national transport policy by May 2023.

“There are few grey areas; incidentally those grey areas we are very conversant with because they seem to have generated conflict between the Ministry of Works and Housing and the Transportation Ministry.

“And those grey areas I can assure you that we will put them behind us.

"As soon as we convene the next meeting anytime from now, after that meeting, we should know the next step to take,” he said.

The minister added the national transport policy would be part of the legacies his administration would leave for Nigerians.

“I want to say that it is not how much time one has but what we can do with the little time. In fact, when you are conscious of the fact that you have little time, you seem to achieve more.

“This is because one is more focused, you put in more time and energy than the person that says he has four years and will take his time to work.

“I want to say that it is not impossible to achieve a lot within the few months we have,” he said.

Sambo explained further that one of the things he also wants to see is the unbundling of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.

“Before I came, there was a committee that was set up by my predecessor to look into the unbundling of the Nigerian Railway cooperation.

“This country has invested a lot of money including debts to construct rail lines, very critical national infrastructure which must pay itself. We cannot have an agency that is the regulator and operator at the same time,” he said.

 

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