Last Tuesday, Nigeria initiated moves of having a National Transportation Policy. For 56 years, the sector has operated without one. Is this the coming of the much awaited new dawn for the sector? asked ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE
How do you drive a national transportation machinery for Nigeria without a policy?
This is the nut Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has been trying to crack since he became the Minister of Transportation last year. Managing a ministry that has piloted the transportation system for more than five decades without a policy could be frustrating.
At a stakeholders’ workshop of the Road Transport Management and Mass Transit Operators in Nigeria, organised by his ministry in Abuja, Amaechi said it was disheartening not to have a transport policy. The closest the country has always been policy draft.
Amaechi’s concern is that the sector cannot go far without a policy to serve as a compass. The policy will guide states and the centre in tackling transportation challenges…(Read more)