The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has pledged the assist of the legislature to totally develop the highway transport sector within the nation.
He mentioned the Home will do all inside its powers to assist the enlargement of infrastructure and the transformation of highway transport unions to develop into really skilled our bodies in step with international practices.
That is simply because the Highway Transport Employers Affiliation of Nigeria urged the Nationwide Meeting to determine a Transportation Growth Financial institution.
Gbajabiamila, whereas receiving the management of the RTEAN which paid him a courtesy go to at his workplace, acknowledged the vital function of transportation within the growth of the financial system of any nation. He famous that one pressing space to deal with could be the speedy enlargement of highway infrastructure.
He mentioned, “There’s a lot we are able to do collectively. Highway transport performs a really vital function within the growth of Nigeria. It is without doubt one of the most important sectors in any nation. We need to assist you and interact you as a Home as a lot as we are able to. We’re right here to assist and help you.”
The Speaker requested RTEAN to professionalise its operations and work towards sanitising the nation’s motor parks. “Somewhere else the world over; in Germany, the US, the UK and a number of other others, transport associations are well-respected as skilled teams. That’s what we would like in Nigeria,” he mentioned.
Gbajabiamila added, “I’ve seen your suggestions. You desire a Transport Growth Financial institution. That’s incredible. We’re right here as a Home to provide you all the required assist to realize your set targets.”
Earlier, President of the RTEAN, Mohammed Musa, who led the management on the go to, praised Gbajabiamila’s management qualities, urging him to maintain his dedication to nation-building via legislative interventions.
Musa advised the Speaker that the delegation was on the Nationwide Meeting to hunt his assist for proposed reforms RTEAN would need to be carried out within the highway transport sector.
He listed them as together with institution of a Transport Growth Financial institution, obligatory introduction of traveller’s insurance coverage coverage in any respect motor parks, and waiver for importation of business automobiles not assembled in Nigeria.
Based on Musa, these proposals, when applied, will assist drastically to strengthen the highway transport sector within the nation, which he described because the “second highest employer of labour after authorities.”