Governor Jona Jang
In a bid to improve the transportation sector in the state through its newly-created transport ministry, the Plateau State government has appealed to the Lagos State government to help train its officials on vibrant and efficient transportation management.
Speaking during a visit to Lagos State Transport Ministry and Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Headquarters in Oshodi, the Plateau State Commissioner for Transportation, Hon Ghamzaki Abdul-Hamid, who led the state delegation, said the state is looking beyond politics to emulate the giant strides recorded by the Lagos State government in transportation policy implementation and management.
Abdul-Hamid added that the Plateau State government was interested in efficient management and performance as demonstrated by Lagos State transportation agencies, saying people of Plateau are ready to adopt strategy of Lagos transportation sector as is being done in Osun, Ogun, Edo and Ekiti states.
“Our visit to the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation and relevant agencies is as result of the newly-created Ministry of Transport in Plateau State. We are on the fact-finding mission on the template of the Lagos transportation sector which is worthy of emulation. Lagos State government is the only state government that has really performed in term transportation and policy implementation.
“Lagos is worthy of emulation nationwide, their initiatives ought to be extended to all the states of the federation. In term of performance, we keep party differences aside. Our visit is informed by the focus of our governor which is to develop the state’s transportation sector. So, without minding politics, we are after performance, we are here to learn from Lagos State. It is not party affairs but to understudy implementation,” he said.