The Federal Government is to evolve a world-class transport system that will position the seaports as a hub in West and Central Africa.
Speaking after the Intermodal Freight Transport Conference hosted by The Nation in Abuja, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Managing Director Ms Hadiza Bala Usman said the government would establish a safe, efficient, affordable and seamless intermodal transport system in line with global best practices. She canvassed an enabling environment for Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
The promotion of inter-modalism, she said, envisaged, among others, the connection of all state capitals, seaports, airports and river ports with railway lines to complement the road infrastructure across the country.
According to her, the NPA supports the hosting of the conference and other initiatives as a reflection of the Federal Government’s efforts and determination to showcase the programmes and projects being undertaken by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Read more