The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Mr. Hassan Bello, has expressed the need for partnership between his Council and Ogun State Government to ensure the development of a functional Truck Transit Park in the state.
Bello made the call during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun at his Office in Abeokuta, Ogun State, recently.
He said collaboration with the Ogun State Government on the development of truck Transit Parks Project (TTPs) would help bring about the development of the Nigerian economy, describing Ogun State as one of the industrial states in the nation, especially in the area of infrastructure and agriculture.
According to him, TTP was the Council’s initiative for infrastructure change, adding that it was a modern system
with parking space off the main way. The parks, he said, would be equipped with support facilities, including fuel
station, shops, restaurants to mention but few in the attempt to [provide the drivers secured and convenient place of rest.
The NSC helmsman sait the establishment of TTPs will be an added development in a state with its facilities connected and linked with all facilities in the inland ports.
Describing transportation as a driving force of the nation economy, Bello said that NSC intended 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.
He therefore, solicited the support of the Ogun State government for the allocation of their land needed for the development of the truck Transit Park, adding that Ogere that has high corridor traffic in thestate had since been marked out by NSC for the pro
In his response, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosu, represented by his Deputy, Chief (Mrs).
Yetunde Onanuga, thanked the Federal Government and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council for identifying with Ogun state in areas of development of the state and the nation at large.
The Governor pointed out that the development of TTP in the state would enable all agricultural products to reach
the consumers on time besides the creation o employment for the people of the State.
He promised the continued partnership of the state with 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