Politics Amaechi: This is What We Are planning To Do With The Transport Sector


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The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Ameachi, says the Nigerian Government will shift the transport sector from full government ownership and management to public-private partnership.

Aamechi made the disclosure on Monday during a public hearing on the Nigerian Railway Authority Bill and the National Transport Commission Bill at the House of Representatives.

He said that Nigeria needed $166 billion over the next five years to meet its infrastructural needs in the energy and transport sectors.

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The Chairman, House Committee on Land Transport, Honourable Aminu Isa, stressed that the hearing on the two bills would help to enact and establish the Acts.

The public hearing is expected to guide the committee and serve as a means of gathering the views of Nigerians on the bills before it is passed into law.

The two bills are meant to help Nigeria’s transport sector and put in place, legal framework to enhance public-private partnership in the sector.
 

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