He recently revealed this at the annual ministerial press briefing on landmark programmes, projects and activities of the ministry and its agencies in Abuja.
According to him, the ministry has embarked on developing a National Road Transport Policy, and the policy is to address the challenges faced on the roads.
He added that the ongoing Road Transport Transformation Programme would have among its outputs Nationwide Urban Mass Transit, environmentally sustainable road transportation.
His words, “As well as the implementation of regional transport protocols to accelerate Nigeria benefiting from African Continental Free Trade Agreement and other detailed guides for the road transport subsector among other modes.”
“And additional 185km double SG rail lines from Lagos to Ibadan Rail lines with extension to Apapa Sea Port nearing completion.”
“Others are Port Harcourt – Aba – Enugu – Makurdi – Jos – Bauchi – Gombe – Maiduguri; starting with the Narrow – Gauge rehabilitation and the groundbreaking was recently conducted in Port Harcourt.”
“Lagos-Ijebu-Ode –Benin –Yenegoa – PortHarcourt – Aba– Uyo – Calabar with feasibility study carried out waiting for funds.”
“As a ministry, we recognise this sacred responsibility.”
“The ministry and its agencies have, therefore, within budgetary limit created additional infrastructure to improve the intermodal transport system, create job opportunities and increase contribution to the nation’s GDP.”
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