NITT, DG noted that with the data bank, traffic volumes, and passenger movement could be monitored from NITT networks nationwide.
Dr Bayero Farah, the Director-General of, the National Institute for Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, says the institute is developing a data bank to strengthen Nigeria’s transport and logistics industry.
Farah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria on Monday, July 24, 2023, that the data bank would digitize operations in road, air, marine, rail, and pipeline transportation.
He explained that the digital technology was being developed in collaboration with the Intelligence Transport System (ITS) UK and other key stakeholders in the transport and logistics sector.
The director-general said the data bank would trigger robust intelligence and seamless operations in the transportation sector if efficiently deployed. According to him, the essence is to position the institute at the center of transport intelligence in the country.
”Data is a critical issue in intelligence gathering. The lack of comprehensive data in the logistics and transport industry is a major challenge in the country.
”This technology will enable key players in the sector to monitor vehicular movement across the country,” he said.
The director-general stated that with the data bank, traffic volumes, and passenger movement could be monitored from NITT networks nationwide. Farah said the institute was doing everything possible to ensure effective data protection and management.
”We are deploying the right technology, we shall ensure that information in the database is safeguarded for proper utilization.
”This national data bank project will be a game changer for the transport and logistics sector. It will promote intelligence in the sector,” he said.