FG  Plans Special Intervention In Land Transport Sector

FG  Plans Special Intervention In Land Transport Sector
From left: Prince Ademola Adegoroye, Minister of State for Transportation and Mr. Aburime Ehimare, Assistant General Manager(AGM), Zenith Bank, Abuja Zonal office.

 

Federal Government is planning  a special intervention  schemefor the land transport sector to enthrone a seamless operation for Nigerians.

 The Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, who stated this said the President, Mohammadu Buhari had approved the proposed special scheme for mass transit meant to be driven by operators to ease transportation across the country.

Prince Adegoroye made this disclosure while hosting a delegation of the Abuja Zonal Office of Zenith Bank in his office at the Ministry of Transportation in Abuja.

The Minister, who said the details of the intervention are now being perfected by the committee set up by the Ministry of Transportation, urged the management of the bank to partner with the federal government on the implementation of the scheme.

He said: “The President is greatly interested in this special scheme and he has given us the green light to proceed and we are already engaging transport operators and other stakeholders to put finishing touches to it. This attests to Mr. President’s genuine care for Nigerians.

“As directed by Mr. President, the details are now being worked out with the relevant stakeholders and I can assure you that this scheme will touch every part of the country and will make land transportation experience better for Nigerians.”

The Minister, who appreciated the bank officials for the visit, urged them to continue to partner with the Ministry and contribute their quota to President Buhari’s transport revolution ongoing in the country.

Speaking earlier, the Assistant General Manager of the bank, Abuja Zonal Office, Mr. Aburime Ehimare, who said his bank has always been a partner with the Ministry, said the visit was to further cement the working relationship that has existed between the Ministry and the bank for many years.

Ehimare, who congratulated Prince Adegoroye on his well deserved appointment as Minister, described him as a man with a history of performance and assured him of the support of the management and staff of the bank in the operations of the Transport Ministry.

The Manager said as partners the bank will continue to explore more ways of adding value to the projects, policies and programmes of the federal government on transportation.

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