Fed Govt to develop databank for transporters

The Minister of State, Transportation, Ms. Gbemisola Saraki said the Ministry of Transportation and the Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), will develop a databank for transporters and other stakeholders in the transport sector.

She said the establishment of the database will make transportation system easier and safer considering the insecurity in the country.

In addition to the databank, she said it is key for transport companies to have details of passengers boarding their vehicles.

She spoke in Abuja during the Annual Retreat of the Nigeria Transportation Commissioners’ Forum, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation with the theme ‘developing and fostering synergy in the management of sustainable transport policies.

The minister also hinted that driving schools would be established across the country to train and retrain drivers to reduce the rate of accidents on the roads.

She said: “We are aggressively promoting the use of technology within the road transport sector. This starts from the aforementioned licencing and registration regime to collecting passenger manifests, real-time trip information, electronic payments systems.

Source: The Nation

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