Federal Government Initiates National Land Transportation Policy to Revolutionize Sector

Taiwo Ajayi
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The Federal Government has embarked on developing a National Land Transportation Policy (NLTP) aimed at transforming the nation’s land transport sector, which currently faces various inefficiencies.

Minister of Transportation, Senator Said Ahmed Alkali, revealed this on Wednesday in Abuja.

Alkali, speaking through his Special Assistant, Public Affairs, Jamilu Ja’afaru, made this known during the inauguration of a pivotal stakeholders’ validation forum for the draft National Land Transport Policy.

The minister emphasized that the forum was convened to harness collective wisdom and insights to craft a transformative blueprint for the future of land transportation in Nigeria.

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The forum is expected to produce a validated policy framework that will serve as a roadmap for the transformation of Nigeria’s land transport landscape.

The statement reiterated the ministry’s commitment to overseeing the effective implementation of the policy, aligning with the broader vision of President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda for the Nigerian Transportation Sector.

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Alkali highlighted the potential of the policy to revolutionize the nation’s land transport sector, stating that it is not merely a document but a vision for a more efficient, interconnected, and sustainable transport system that meets the needs of the people and drives economic growth.

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“The draft NLTP provides a comprehensive assessment of current challenges and proposes 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 emphasized 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 President Bola Tinubu,” he stressed.

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