The Minister of Transportation, Sen. Said Ahmed Alkali, has today Friday 9th February, 2024 signed the ministerial performance bond with top management officials from the ministry and it’s Agencies
The Performance Bond was signed at the end of the 2-day Ministerial Retreat Cascading of Signed Performance Bond organised by the
The bond with annual appraisal system covers a period of four years (2023 – 2027), and it is a joint commitment to turn around the socio- economic fortune of the transportation sector.
The bond signed, contains a comprehensive strategy to ensure that the sustainable developments envisioned for the transportation sector come to fruition before the end of the first tenure of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR in 2027.
Speaking with Journalists after signing the performance bond, the Honourable Minister of Transportation Sen. Said Ahmed Alkali noted that Mr. President’s vision is clear regarding the tangible results he expects Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to achieve during his tenure
Sen. Alkali reiterated his commitment to deliver on the ministerial mandates as captured in the performance bond he signed.
The Minister tasked the Directors and heads of agencies under the ministry to be committed to their roles in moving the sector forward and facilitate the Nigerian economy by providing an efficient, suitable, modern, affordable and environmentally friendly, fast and effective intermodal transport system in line with President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s directive for the sector.
He expressed that involvement of public-private sector is needed to move the transportation sector forward and facilitate the Nigerian economy adding that the government alone cannot do it
“We must explore avenues to attract private sector investment and financing for our projects and programs.”
Also Speaking, the Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation NRC
Engr. Fidet Okhiria, revealed that aligning the narrow gauge to give way to the standard gauge; Makarfi to Kano track lane is almost ready at 80%
He noted that formation from Makarfi to Kaduna is ongoing, assuring that by middle of 2025, total completion will be achieved making it possible to ride from Abuja to Kano
“This is what I just signed with the minister” he said
Speaking further, the Director General, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Bayero Saleh Farah revealed that what he signed with the minister includes providing the required manpower for the transport industry to bring in innovation and conduct research in various aspect of the transport sector.
He reiterated his agency’s commitment to make sure that the minister achieves his own part of the bond between him and Mr. President
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Oloruntola Olufemi assured the Minister of the commitment of the signatories to work together for the progress of the sector.