FG to Partner Foreign Companies in Transportation Sector


ABUJA (Min of Transport Report) – The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari, has reiterated government’s commitment to partner with all stakeholders and investors in the Transportation Sector in order to move the Industry forward.

He disclosed this while receiving in audience a delegation led by the Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Stefano Pontesilli, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Ministry’s Conference room in Abuja.

The Director, Maritime Services, Umar Galadanchi, who represented Permanent Secretary, said that the need to partner with stakeholders especially foreign investors has become necessary in view of the strategic position of the transportation sector in the economic wellbeing of the country.

He informed them that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has been concessional, therefore the business of the ports is being conducted on Private Public Partnership where NPA serves as a regulatory body.

He therefore urged the Italian delegation not to hesitate to request for any information or clearance needed to facilitate the bilateral relationship.

Dr. Stefano Pontesilli who spoke earlier, stated that the objective of the visit was to have collaboration, good synergy for the effective and efficient transportation system in Nigeria. He added that it is very important for us to have a high caliber of delegation in order to collaborate with the Nigerian government in the area of transportation.

While reaffirming the long lasting relation and friendship existing between the two countries, he assured of his country’s willingness to invest in the transportation sector and concretize the move to bring Italian companies to Nigeria through Private Public Partnership platform.

Mohammad Idris
Head, Press & PR
June 11, 2019