At the second annual National Transport Technology Conference and Exhibition, Minister Saidu Alkali shared that the University of Transportation in Daura is gearing up to commence its academic session in January 2024. This milestone followed the University’s receipt of approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) back in October.
Present at the event, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, emphasised the fundamental role that transportation plays in shaping the prosperity of communities and the broader economy. He highlighted the state’s initiatives, such as the Traffic Management Intervention Plan (TMIP), new link roads, and bridges, all aimed at reducing traffic congestion and optimising the transport network.
Chinwe Uwaegbute, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Transportation Commissioners Forum (NTCF), acknowledged the vast potential of Nigeria’s transportation sector. However, she pointed out that its growth has been hindered by disorganised and insufficient regulations.
In response, the conference’s key topics were thoughtfully chosen to address these challenges; including a dedicated sub-summit on sub-national rail transportation development. This initiative aligns with the concurrent legislative list and seeks to alleviate road congestion and decrease accidents.