FG intensifies efforts to regulate road transport sector in Nigeria

FG intensifies efforts to regulate road transport sector in Nigeria

Following the inauguration of the Committee on Transport Short Code (TSC) *735# and the Transport Social Media (TSM) weeks ago by the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to dialogue with relevant stakeholders and come up with all inclusive resolutions on government’s target to have all road transport operators and their unions in the country registered online.

The Chairperson of the Committee and Director for Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration, Dr Anthony Ekpa immediately began consultations, few days back, the Committee meant with the Association of Commercial Motor Cycle Owners and Repairs of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) to intimate them on the development and also asked for their contributions as well as partnership in relating the new policy to their meNombers at the state and local government levels.

On Tuesday, the Committee visited the Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Nigeria Association of Road Transport Owner (NARTO) seeking both their collaboration and contributions with a view to carrying stakeholders at the grass root along.

At NURTW, Ekpa charged the union to embrace the policy stating that, “you seems to have more of the operators under your umbrella, NURTW is major stakeholder, and to a large extent the success and failure of the policy depends on you”.

She said “we are here because the road transport sector up until now had no regulations. Anyone who had money could wake up any day and buy 10 buses and he is already into transport business”. Adding that the Aviation sector, the maritime and other transport sectors had good standards except for the road sector.