Shippers’ Council partners Ogun State on TTP project
The Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello, has called on the Ogun State Government to partner with the council for the development of a Truck Transit Park (TTP) in the state.
Bello made the call during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun at the Governor’s Office Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He said collaborating with the Ogun State Government on the development of TTPs will help bring about the development of the Nigerian economy, stressing that Ogun State was one of the industrial states in the nation especially in the area of infrastructure and agriculture.
He pointed out that the TTP is the council’s initiative for infrastructure change, adding that it was a modern system where there will be a parking space off the main way with fuel station, shops, restaurants, with the purpose of having secured and convenient place for truck drivers to have as a resting place.
The executive secretary/CEO informed that the establishment of TTPs will have an added development in a state with its facilities that will be connected and linked with all facilities in the inland ports.
Describing transportation as a driving force of the nation’s economy, the CEO said that NSC intends to partner with Ogun State government in order to create wealth, employment and for the state to become a hub in the nation’s development.
According to him, NSC is working with other agencies of the government like Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigerian Police Force and that places like Lokoja, Enugu have given their land to NSC for the project.
He therefore, solicited the support of the state government for the allocation of their land for the development of the truck Transit Park, adding that Ogere that has high corridor traffic in the state is marked out by NSC for the project.
In his address, the governor of the State, represented by the Deputy Governor, Chief Yetunde Onanuga, thanked the Federal Government and the NSC for identifying with Ogun for the development of the state and the nation at large.
“Ogun State is ready to collaborate with the Nigerian Shippers’ Council for the development of the Truck Transit Park and will soon meet to take decision on the location of the site,” he said.
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