Senate passes National Transport Commission Bill

The Senate has passed the National Transport Commission Bill, exactly 10 years after it was first sponsored.

The commission is expected to create a multi-modal transport system that will drive the nation’s transport policy and engender speedy economic development.

After it was read for the second time on the floor of the Senate on October 7, 2015, the Senate reportedly referred the bill to the Joint Senate Committee on Land Transport, Marine Transport and Aviation Transport chaired by Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District.

Ashafa was quoted in a statement as expressing his excitement at the passage of the bill, having worked assiduously with other members of the committee and stakeholders to ensure that the best possible version of the bill was passed.

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