LAGOS, (CAJ News) – PRIVATE transport company owners have called on stakeholders to tap into the potential the industry has to offer for the growth of the economy.
The operators made the recommendation under the aegis of Association of Private Transport Companies of Nigeria (APTCON).
Convener of the association, Dr Henrietta Onwuegbuzie, expressed the readiness of its members to grow the sector with trillions in fresh investments that would help boost the nation’s gross domestic product.
“It is our intention to fully mobilize and rally resources, both human and material, for the growth of the transport sector which has been identified by experts as capable of further propelling Nigeria’s GDP,” she said.
“We are keen on building the capacity of our members to leverage new opportunities, improve their services and operate sustainably, especially as the nation’s economy faces very severe strains.”
Onwuegbuzie was speaking ahead of APTCON’s forum slated for Wednesday in Lagos.
The event will bring together all stakeholders and address current challenges facing operators in the industry, with a view to aggregating solutions for profitability and sustainability.
APTCON, Onwuegbuzie said, was established to provide a platform for players within the industry to meet and discuss matters bordering on common interests, regulations and strategies on how to overcome operational challenges to ensure business sustainability and profitability for all stakeholders.
“It is expected that APTCON will also provide a forum for interstate passenger transport operators to speak with one voice especially as regards government regulations, bus fares and other issues affecting the sector,” she added.
– CAJ News