The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has said ICT Intelligence in transportation should be ignored. The Minister stated this in on 05/12/2017 at Abuja when the report of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Finalization of the Draft National Transport Policy (NTP) was submitted to him, for onward delivery to the Federal Executive Council for approval.
The Minister also said there was need to invest more in the technological aspect of transportation without much effect to the employees.
According to him, “What we assure Nigerians is that under the Buhari administration, we would do everything possible to ensure that we maximize the resources that the President by way of Budget releases to each ministry.
The minister acknowledged the expertise and effort put in by the committee members and assured the audience that government would take the necessary step to positive result.
During her speech, the chairperson of the Committee, Mrs Mfon Usoro noted that the adoption of the policy would make the Nigerian economy stronger and advised that the adoption and implementation of NTP by all tiers of government will lead to a stronger Nigerian Economy and profitable future for the entire transportation service and allied sectors.
The Federal Government has received the final draft document of the proposed National Transport Policy (NTP).
The inter-ministerial committee for the finalization of the NTP submitted the report to the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi,
A 19-man committee drawn from all the transport sectors and relevant agencies in the country, was inaugurated on October 19 by the minister to finalise the review of the National Transport Policy draft for the country’s transportation sector.
The minister also promised to review the draft documents with the minister of state, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika after which, the document would be sent to FEC for approval.
Members incude, Mrs Mfon Usoro as the Chairman, Secretary General, Abuja MoU on Port State Control as the Chairperson, S. M. Ishaya. Director, Transport Planning & Coordination of Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) as Secrertary, Mrs. Antonia Ekpa, Director, Road Transport & Mass Transit Admin. FMOT, Director, Rail Services Dept. FMOT, Director, Air Transport Management FMOT.
Others are, MD Nigerian Railway Corporation, DG NITT, Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation, Corp Marshal, FRSC, Director General, NACETEM, President, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, President, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Six Honourable Commissioners representing each of the six Geographical Zones in the Country namely, Delta, Enugu, Ondo, Benue, Sokoto and Adamawa States.