Stakeholders and experts in Aviation, Maritime and road transportation sectors will converge at Abuja to proffer solutions on the challenges of deficit in transportation industry in Nigeria at the 2nd Annual seminar of the Abuja Transport and Aviation Correspondents Association (ATACA), organized in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
The event which will take place on September 20, 2018 in Abuja, has the theme, ‘Financing and Developing Transport Infrastructure in Nigeria: Opportunities and Threats’’ with subthemes that focus on sector specific.
The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi will deliver the keynote address at the event while the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika will deliver a paper on the topic, “The National Carrier and the Opportunities’’.
A statement from the Association said the seminar is part of the efforts of Transport and Aviation Reporters in Abuja to create avenue for stakeholders to discuss strategies towards repositioning the country’s transportation industry as a catalyst for sustainable economic development.
Infrastructure challenge has been a major setback in the quest to develop an enduring transport industry in Nigeria especially land and air transport sectors as been canvassed by stakeholders at different fora.
It is therefore in this regard that a body of journalist covering the sector has deemed it necessary to engage the relevant stakeholders and industry players in both public and private sector to brainstorm on the way forward.
The Minister of Transportation Mr. Rotimi Ameachi will deliver a keynote address on the development in the maritime and land transport sectors at the event.
The Minister of state, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika will also speak on the state of Aviation infrastructure in Nigeria.
The event will also witness presentation from the Executive Secretaray, Nigerian Shippers Counci, the MD/CEO Nigerian Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria, the Rector, Maritime Acdemy of Nigeria (MAN), the MD Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), the MD Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) and other industry presentations.
Also expected at the seminar is the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatude Fashola (SAN), speak on the topic, “Toll Gate as a tool for financing road infrastructure in Nigeria.
Also expected are the Chief Executives of all agencies and parastatals under the Ministry of Transportation; Airline Executives, Road transport executives and transport unions.
ATACA is an umbrella body of the Transport and Aviation journalists, based in Abuja, with its membership drawn from mainstream media houses including print, electronic, national and some online news platforms.
ATACA has the vision to help drive a Nigeria with sustainable and people-oriented transport and aviation policies while our Mission is to foster ethical and objective transport and aviation reportage that advocates for the wellbeing of Nigerians and the Nigerian society.