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Why FG Plans N32bn Vehicle Transit Parks across Nigeria



The Nigeria Shippers’ Council has said the federal government plans to create vehicle transit parks across Nigeria to engender economic growth in the host states and regional integration between states arising from increased freight movements.

The council added that the proposed VTPs would provide employment and create wealth in catchment areas and improve internally-generated revenue for host state governments.

The federal government is in process of establishing eight vehicle transit parks across the country each of which has been estimated to cost over N4 billion.

The proposed geographical locations of the VTPs are Obollo-afor in Enugu, Lokoja in Kogi, Onitsha in Anambra , Ogere in Ogun, Ore in Ondo, Port Novo Creek, Badagry in Lagos, Jebba in Niger and Maraban-Jos in Plateau.

The VTP, which is being promoted by the Nigerian Shippers Council, is a modern common user road transport infrastructure, just off the highway where truck and bus drivers could conveniently park their vehicles get accommodation, fuel, food drinks, rest rooms, showers, vehicle repairs and maintenance and other basic needs of persons and vehicle on long distance travels.

THISDAY, December 24, 2017


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