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Commissioners, others to explore technology to maximise opportunities in transport sector

ALL the commissioners for transport across Nigeria and critical stakeholders in the sector would gather in the state next month to deliberate on how technology can be deployed to tackle some of the challenges in the transport sector including maximising the revenue potential.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this today at a briefing held at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.

He said the two-day event slated for June 7 and 8, 2022, which is the maiden edition of the National Transport Technology Conference and Exhibition (NTTCE) would be hosted by the state government and will feature transport technology and investment opportunities in line with world best practice.

The commissioner affirmed that key decision makers, experts and operators in the road, rail, water and air transport sectors will be in attendance to discuss the current and emerging trends in the smart transportation infrastructure in order to adopt and implement these emerging trends in the Nigerian transportation space.

Oladeinde further explained that deliberations would also be geared towards improving efficiency and sustainability of transport technology solutions in Nigeria, adding that other tropical issues will be clearly highlighted including traffic congestion, parking problems and environmental pollution, which will be critically analysed at the event.

Expressing his optimism, the commissioner said that the coming together under the same umbrella of nationwide transport commissioners will give a better avenue for seamless implementation of resolutions reached at the conference.

He stated that leading manufacturers and providers of transport technology solutions will showcase their latest future-proved transport technology solutions at this first of its kind transport fair as well as a gala and industry award night to ramp up the two-day event.

“Such technologically driven transportation modems that will achieve Smart Nigeria can only be arrived at through a well researched plan and implementation,” Oladeinde stated.

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Transportation Commissioners Forum, Mrs. Chinwe Uwaegbute disclosed that state was chosen as the host state for the maiden edition of the NTTCE because of its well structured strategic transport policies and management which placed her ahead of other states of the federation.

She said transport as the global economic hub needed to be strategically positioned to achieve seamless integration of land, rail, and water transportation in all the states in Nigeria adding that the conference is well planned to achieve this and many more through the National Transport Commissioners Forum.

In his closing remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Kamar Olowoshago noted that state has always played the leading roles in the actualization of progressive policies that support infrastructural development.

He urged transport stakeholders to be on the lookout for resolutions that would be reached at the end of the two day conference.

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