ALBON, AMTO, BTOA, Others to Merge in 60 Days


By Bennett  Oghifo

The Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria (ALBON), the Association of Mass Transit Operators of Nigeria (AMTO), the Benin Transport Owners Association (BTOA) and other inter-state road passenger transporters nationwide are to merge into one strong formidable Association for all the Inter-state Bus Owners/Operators in Nigeria within the next 60 days.

For this reason, all inter-state road passenger transporters nationwide are to be invited to the next meeting of ALBON & AMTO Coalition with a view to fussing all the various inter-state passenger transporters/associations.

This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the inaugural conference of ALBON & AMTO Coalition on the Nigerian Economy and Road Passenger Transport at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja on 22nd June 2017.

The conference deliberated extensively on major common challenges facing all inter-state road passenger bus owners/operators in Nigeria, as well as the urgent and compelling need for all inter-state bus owners/operators nationwide to come together as one unifying body to develop strategies to tackle the challenges.

The communiqué, signed by Sir Dan Okemuo ALBON Representative; Chief Greg Inyaba, AMTO Representative; and Engr. Isaac Uhunmwagho, BTOA Representative stated that Inter-state Road Passenger Transporters nationwide have common challenges that require concerted efforts of all the inter-state bus owners/operators in Nigeria to resolve.

The forum said that a Steering Committee involving all the  inter-state road passenger associations in the country should be set up immediately to commence the urgent work of fussing all the inter-state bus owners/operators together in Nigeria.

That the Coalition, as well as the proposed new Association should retain the services of a suitable member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics of Nigeria (CILT) as a Consultant with immediate effect.