16th May, 2022
The Lagos State Government has announced plan to host the maiden edition of the National Transport Technology Conference and Exhibition, NTTCE.
The conference is scheduled to hold between 7th and 8th June, 2022 at Eko Hotels and Suites.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde disclosed this on Monday at a news conference held at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.
He said the two-day event organized by the Nigeria Transport Commissioners Forum under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Transportation would 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 would be in attendance to discuss the current and emerging trends in the smart transportation infrastructure in order to adopt and implement these emerging trends in the Nigerian transportation space.
Oladeinde further explained that deliberations would also be geared towards improving efficiency and sustainability of transport technology solutions in Nigeria, adding that other tropical issues would be clearly highlighted, including traffic congestion, parking problems and environmental pollution, which would be critically analysed at the event.
Expressing his optimism, the Lagos Transport Commissioner averred that the coming together under the same umbrella of nationwide Transport Commissioners would give a better avenue for seamless implementation of resolutions reached at the conference.
He stated that leading manufacturers and providers of transport technology solutions would showcase their latest future-proved transport technology solutions at this first of its kind transport fair as well as a gala and industry award night to ramp up the two-day event.
“Such technologically driven transportation modems that will achieve Smart Nigeria can only be arrived at through a well researched plan and implementation,” Oladeinde averred.
Executive Secretary, Nigeria Transportation Commissioners Forum, Mrs. Chinwe Uwaegbute stated that Lagos State 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 needed to be strategically positioned to achieve seamless integration of land, rail, and water transportation in all the states in Nigeria adding that the Conference is well planned to achieve this and many more through the National Transport Commissioners Forum.
In his closing remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Kamar Olowoshago noted that Lagos State has always played the leading roles in the actualization 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.