The joint committee of the National Assembly on land transport has reaffirmed its support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to revamp the nation’s land transportation sector.
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, made the disclosure in Abuja while speaking at the headquarters of the Ministry of Transportation.
He said that the National Assembly is determined to ensure that Nigerians receive the benefits of the desired change being championed by the federal government.
He, however, criticized the Ministry of Transportation for failing to send an advance information on its budget performance in spite of an official request from the joint committee.
The Senate has begun the process of re-enacting the Nigerian Railway Corporation Act, to remove the bottlenecks that hindered the development of an efficient rail transport system in the country.
The Senate Committee on Land Transport held a public hearing in Abuja aimed at developing a practical and well-crafted legal framework for the Nigerian Railway Corporation to enable it meet with international best practices.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, at the public hearing said that the exercise when completed would set the Nigerian railway sector on the path of positive development.
At the hearing, Senate President Bukola Saraki said that the Senate has no choice but to speedily and comprehensively review and pass the bill which would aid the development of the railway sector.