Industry Leaders Unite for Global Transport Policy Launch

Olayide Awosanya, Lagos


Top government officials, stakeholders and experts in the transport industry will gather at the prestigious Marriot Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday 24th April, 2024 by 10 am for the annual roundtable, and launch of Global Transport Policy (GTP) bilingual magazine.

Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, Dr. Segun Musa, Chairman/Chief Consultant, Global Transport Policy, reeled out the idea behind the event.

“Our mission is clear: to amplify the conversation that with an excellent transport infrastructure blueprint, Nigeria shall indeed become a continental economic powerhouse because transport infrastructure serves as the lifeblood of our interconnected world, facilitating the movement of people, goods, and ideas across climes and nations,” he said.

Trends and developments in recent times have shown the need for urgent conversation to foster economic growth in the transport industry hence, stakeholders in the industry will discuss how to overcome these challenges and proffer solutions under the theme “Transport infrastructure and strategic policy intervention: building blocks for economic growth.”

Speaking further, Dr.Musa reiterated that such a conversation was key for national growth and development.

“It is a call to action across the spectrum of industry players. It is a critical roundtable that will host government, industry technocrats, relevant unions, royal fathers, academia, diplomats, the press and other critical players towards the advancement of the industry,” he said.

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Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to grace the event, while Lagos State Governor Mr.Babajide Sawno-Olu is the chief host.

Other top dignitaries on the bill include Ministers of Transport, Aviation & Aerospace Development, Marine & Blue Economy, Industry, Trade & Investment and Foreign Affairs, amongst others.

The Keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Alban Igwe, a seasoned global transport specialist who will be shaping the conversation around the theme.

The first Panel session will comprise critical government agencies such as Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Ports Authority (NRC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to discuss “Transport infrastructure and regional integration: assessing the potential of transport infrastructure development for national integration.”

International diplomats from embassies of France, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States will be doing justice to the second Theme titled: “Intermodal transport in the 21st century: trends, developments and policies in developed nations.”

It is expected that the discourse will equally pave the way for states to engender comprehensive transport growth for economic impact through strategic collaborations to reinforce national advancement across the country.

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