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SOKOTO — To ensure the safety and security of members of motorcycle and tricycle riders association and the passengers, the Sokoto State Government on Sunday, flagged off the registration and verification of motorcycles and tricycle riders across the state. In a statement, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Alhaji Saidu Gumburawa, said the registration became necessary due to the security situation in the state. The statement further said “The contribution of the...

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ABUJA — The FCT Directorate of Road Transport Services (DRTS), also known as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), has warned motorists against patronising illegal vehicle insurance companies. According to DRTS Director, Mr. Wadata Bodinga, most insurance companies are independent entities and should be verified by motorists before patronising them “Individuals are supposed to collectively follow up and ensure that when they have claims, such claims are paid for by the insurance company. “Some of the people...

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KANO — The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has said the pressure on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to make money is misdirected, adding that the agency was a regulatory body rather than a revenue-generating agency. Ameachi asked that the pressure be directed to the Nigeria Ports Authority as it is their responsibility to generate funds. He said the mandate of NIMASA was to act as a regulator of maritime safety and...

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ABUJA — 158 projects were incorporated into the public-private partnership (PPP) pipeline projects within 2020 by the federal government according to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). ICRC is an agency responsible for the regulation and implementation of Public-Private Partnership which is focused on promoting the provision of infrastructure services. The projects were incorporated across different sectors of the private-public partnership. This was indicated in the commission’s annual report and accounts for 2020. “These projects...

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LAGOS — The Lagos State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, popularly referred to as Agberos generates about N123.08 billion annually. This was according to the statistical report by the International Centre for Investigative Report. The report also showed that the yearly income of the transport union could service the annual budget of Nasarawa, Niger, and Yobe states put together. Other sources of income excluded from the report were money levied...

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IKORODU, (Lagos State) — The Professional E-Hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA) in Lagos on Tuesday said it had entered into a partnership with two indigenous App companies for its ride-sharing service. Mr Idris Shonuga, National President of PEDPA, told newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday that it had partnered with Active Ride and My Cab App companies as replacements for Uber and Bolt. “These indigenous App companies would work with the templates and provide...

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The Director-General of the National Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, in Kaduna State, Dr. Bayero Salih-Farah says the Institute has trained 4,882 transport and logistics experts in two years. Salih-Farah told newsmen on Sunday in Zaria that the training was geared toward strengthening the logistics and transport sector with a skilled, disciplined, and well-motivated workforce. “The institute would strengthen its collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria with whom it ran a postgraduate diploma...

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LAGOS —  Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi says President Muhammadu Buhari’s major aim for investing in rail construction all over the country is to create employment for Nigerian youths. Amaechi, who stated this on Sunday in a statement by his Media aide, Mrs. Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, said that all the ongoing projects would contribute to the GDP of the country because they make economic sense. According to him, the Eastern rail line when it commences will...

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By Okechukwu Anarado The Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri stands out as the most auspicious (cynics would prefer ambitious) singular physical infrastructure capable of significantly enhancing the face of commerce and the entire economy of Anambra State embarked on by the Governor Willie Obiano administration. It will equally propel the international trade interests of the South East to Olympian heights. Hardly can anyone credit any project of such consummate economic influence to any state government...

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Nike Lake T-Junction has been shut down in readiness for the construction of a 3.5billion naira Nike Lake/Nike Road T-Junction Flyover/underpass project as provided for in the year 2021 Appropriation law of Enugu state. The project which will be constructed by IDC Construction Limited is expected to be delivered on or before the end of 2021 as promised by the project manager, Mr. Youssef Zghaib. The Nike road T-junction is an ever busy road with...

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