The Lagos State Government has announced its plan to host the maiden edition of the National Transport Technology Conference and Exhibition (NTTCE) between 7th and 8th June, 2022, at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this at a media briefing held at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, adding that the two-day event organised by the Nigeria Transport Commissioners Forum, under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, will feature transport technology and investment opportunities in line with world best practice.
He affirmed that key decision-makers, experts and operators in the road, rail, water and air transport sectors will be in attendance to discuss the current and emerging trends in the smart transportation infrastructure to adopt and implement the emerging trends in the Nigerian transportation space.
Oladeinde further explained that deliberations would also be geared towards improving the efficiency and sustainability of transport technology solutions in Nigeria, adding that other topical issues will be clearly highlighted including traffic congestion, parking problems and environmental pollution, which will be critically analysed at the event.
Expressing his optimism, the Commissioner averred that the assembly of nationwide Transport Commissioners will provide a better avenue for seamless implementation of resolutions reached.
He stated that leading manufacturers and providers of transport technology solutions will showcase their latest future-proved transport technology solutions at the first-of-its-kind transport fair, in addition to a gala and industry award night to wrap up the two-day event.
“Such technologically-driven transportation modems that will ensure the achievement of a Smart Nigeria can only be arrived at through a well-researched plan and implementation”, Oladeinde averred.
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Transportation Commissioners Forum, Mrs. Chinwe Uwaegbute, stated that Lagos was chosen as the host State for the maiden edition of the NTTCE because of its well-structured strategic transport policies and management, which placed her ahead of other States of the Federation.
She said transport as the global economic hub required strategic positioning to achieve seamless integration of land, rail and water transportation in all the States of Nigeria, adding that the Conference is well planned to achieve many more objectives through the National Transport Commissioners Forum.
On his part, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Kamar Olowoshago, noted that Lagos State has always played the leading role in the actualisation of progressive policies that support infrastructural development.
He urged transport stakeholders to be on the lookout for resolutions that would be reached at the end of the two-day conference.