Govt pledges to revamp transport infrastructure

Amaechi-CopyTHE Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to revamp transport infrastructure, as part of measures to diversify the nation’s economy and  improve non-oil sector.
 
Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, the Minister said an improved transport master plan was underway.
 
According to Amaechi, the proposed master plan would reduce unemployment and develop the rural economy.

He  explained that the Federal Government  was determined to fully exploit the potentials of the transport sector by opening it up for new investment.

Explaining further, Amaechi said: “The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is in the process of developing a national transportation master plan that will be implemented as a fulfillment of one of his campaign promises to diversify the national economy while improving non-oil revenues.

“While reducing dependence on oil revenues, it will also develop the rural economy, reduce unemployment and urban drift.

“The problems of Nigerian transport system include bad roads, inadequate fleet of buses and trucks; irregular and inadequate trains and airplanes services and congested ports.”

“The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is in the process of developing a national transportation master plan that will be implemented as a fulfillment of one of his campaign promises to diversify the national economy while improving non-oil revenues.

“While reducing dependence on oil revenues, it will also develop the rural economy, reduce unemployment and urban drift.



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