Nigeria Shippers’ Council Transforms To National Transport Commission

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By Udo ONYEKA
In order for effectively regulate the maritime sub sector in the
country’s transportation sector, Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi
Amaechi, says the Federal Government would soon convert Nigeria
Shippers Council (NSC) to National Transport Commission (NTC).
Amaechi who made this known in Abuja at a news conference on the
achievement of the ministry said that the National Assembly had passed
a bill that Shippers’ Council should be transformed to a commission,
adding that the bill was currently awaiting presidential assent to
become a law.
“Senate has passed the bill that converts Nigeria Shippers’ Council to
National Transport Commission (NTC), the bill is currently waiting for
the assent of the President.
“When NTC is signed into law it will be capable of setting the
transport sector on the path of positive development,’’ he said.
Amaechi said it would also create a multi-modal transport sector
economic and safety oversight commission that would drive the national
transport policy.