All Transporters Want From Buhari Is A National Policy on their Sector

The Transport Society of Nigeria (TSN) has urged the incoming administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to take affirmative actions on road transportation

The society explained that this should be done through an all-inclusive National Transportation Policy (NTP), which will make provision for the creation of transportation boards at the national and state levels.

Speaking recently at an emergency session in Lagos, President of TSN, Francis Ehiguese, noted that a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, had in his inaugural speech in May 1999 said that transport is the life wire of the economy and useful for social interaction.

He, therefore, wondered why the nation’s leaders, who when on foreign missions to Western nations, “experienced with ease the level at which mobility was enhanced through a unified system that worked perfectly and was backed up with legislation, but never cared to implement such models in Nigeria.”

“The Nigerian road transport subsector accounts for over 90% of all domestic passenger and freight movement and if properly harnessed, can contribute immensely to the Nigerian economy by creating over four million direct and indirect jobs,” Ehiguese said.

TSN appealed to the incoming government to make provision for the creation of the National Road Transportation Board, State Road Transportation Board, National Express Coach, National Freight Service, Intra-state Bus Service and Intra-State Freight Service.

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on May 30, 2015

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