JUST IN: Federal Gov’t To Unveil New National Policy On Land Transport

Federal Gov’t To Unveil New National Policy On Land Transport

Federal Gov't To Unveil New National Policy On Transport

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The has initiated moves to develop a National Land Transportation Policy (NLTP), to revolutionize the nation's land transport sector, currently burdened with inefficiencies.

Minister of Transportation, Said Ahmed Alkali made the disclosure on Wednesday in .

The minister, through a statement by his Special Assistant, Public Affairs, Jamilu Ja'afaru, stated this while speaking at the inauguration of a pivotal stakeholders' validation forum for the draft National Land Transport Policy.

Alkali said the forum was organised to harness collective wisdom and insights to craft a transformative blueprint for the future of land transportation in .

The forum is anticipated to yield a validated policy framework that will serve as a roadmap for the of Nigeria's land transport landscape.

The statement expressed the ministry's steadfast in its commitment to overseeing the effective implementation of the policy, aligning with the broader vision of the President 's Renewed Hope Agenda for the Transportation Sector.

While emphasizing its potential to revolutionize the nation's land transport sector, the minister said the policy will not just be a document but is a vision for a more efficient, interconnected, and sustainable transport system that serves the needs of the people and propels economic growth.

“The draft NLTP provides a comprehensive assessment of current challenges and strategic responses to enhance the sector, incorporating key considerations such as climate change, capacity building, and inclusive transportation.

“The policy also outlines actionable implementation strategies that prioritize seamless integration between different modes of transport,” Senator Alkali stated.

He further highlighted the collaborative nature of the policy-making process and urged stakeholders to contribute their diverse perspectives and expertise.

“Together, we have the opportunity to shape a policy that will set the course for a modern, responsive, and inclusive land transportation system in Nigeria in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of ,” he stressed.

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