Lagos State is set to host the maiden edition of the National Transport Technology Conference and Exhibition at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos between Tuesday, 7th and Wednesday, 8th June, 2022.
The event, organised by the National Transport Commissioners’ Forum under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, is aimed at achieving a greener and more efficient transportation system in Nigeria.
Explaining activities slated for the event, the host Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the event will have under the Hon. Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, as Chairman and provide a platform to exchange ideas as well as proffer solutions to the challenges plaguing the sector.
He also revealed that the event will feature an exhibition with stakeholders in the different modes of transportation displaying their various technological innovations, just as the theme of the event will be discussed at a plenary session.
“The event will be concluded with an Award and Gala night where participants will be given awards for their contributions to the sector”, Oladeinde said.
The transport Commissioner further stated that his counterparts across Nigeria will be present at the event, adding that the Lagos State will share its wealth of experience in tackling challenges in the transport sector as it remains committed to developing an effective and efficient transportation system suitable for a Smart City.
Some of the panelists listed for the event include the Honourable Minister of Environment, Mr. Muhammed Abdullahi; Minister of Power, Eng. Abubakar Aliyu; Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu; Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh; Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu; and the Secretary-General, African Shipowners Association (ASA) as the moderator of the panel.