The Executive Secretary and 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 in the state.
Bello made the call during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Ogun State His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun at the Governor’s Office Abeokuta, Ogun State.
In a press statement by the Director, Special Duties, Mr Ignatius Nweke, the NSC CEO explained that collaborating with the Ogun State Government on the development of truck Transit Parks Project (TTPs) will help bring about the development of the Nigerian economy, stressing that Ogun State is 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 is a modern system where there will be a parking space off the main way with fuel station, shops, restaurants etc, 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 in land ports.
Describing transportation as a driving force of the nation economy, the ES/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 Ogun 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, his Excellency the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosu represented by the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Onanuga, thanked the Federal Government and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council for identifying with Ogun state for the development of the state and the nation at large.
The Governor pointed out that the development of TTP in the state will aid all agricultural products to reach the consumers in time and will also create employment for the people of Ogun State. He stated that Ogun State will continue to partner the Council in order to bring development not only to the state but also to 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.