Transport sector remains Nigeria’s catalyst for development

The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has affirmed that the development of the country’s transport sector remains the catalyst to unlocking the nation’s desired rapid national development. 

Sambo spoke at the end of the Ministerial Retreat in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital with the theme: “Developing Capacity and Strategy to Deliver the National Development Plan (NDP) for the Transportation Sector,” at the weekend.

The minister said “The Transportation Sector has contributed to the socio-economic needs of Nigerians and promoted the overall sustainable development of the nation”, the Minister observed, adding that” the provision of transportation infrastructure is and will always be work in progress for any nation that desires rapid development”.

Sambo further disclosed that he knows that a lot needs to be done in the sector that the government developed the “National Development Plans (Medium-Term Development Plans 2021-2025 and a Long-Term Plan called the Nigeria Agenda 2050) which the Ministry domesticated as the Transport Sector Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) 2021-2025 Policy Document.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Transportation, Dr.  Magdalene Ajani observed that “the transportation sector is a major driver of the National Development Plans as the sector is critical for the enhancement of natural integration, economic growth and unification of the country “.

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