FG, W’Bank Partner to Develop Fresh Policy Guidelines for Land Transportation


Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The federal government, through the ministry of transportation, on Thursday began dialogue with the World Bank for the development of comprehensive policy guidelines for land transportation in the country.

A statement signed by Mrs. Yetunde Sonaike on behalf of the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, which was made available to the media in Abuja, said government is ready to work with the bank to develop a fresh policy guideline for the road sector.

It said Amaechi expressed delight at the proposal from the bank, adding that government through the ministry is ready to work harmoniously and partner with the World bank team on the development of a comprehensive policy guideline that will promote and galvanize land transportation in the country.

“I will be glad if you can work with us and develop a comprehensive Land Transportation Policy he said.

According to the statement, the minister said lack of relevant and appropriate policy guidelines for necessary administrative management of the sector has been the reason why the ministry has not been able to take full charge of land transportation.