The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) and ABG group have hinted on a partnership to float 15,000 luxury buses to create 250,000 jobs among Nigerians.
Director General of NITT, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah, disclosed this when he received the management of ABG roup, led by its chairman, Alhaji Bawa Garba on courtesy in his office.
He said NITT was ready to work ABG system in the country to fast track economic growth and national chesion.
This is contained in a statement by the Institute’s spokesman, Mr Thomas Francis and made available to Blueprint in Zaria.
The statement said the “tripartite agreement which involves the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) is expected to create 250,000 jobs through the public private partnership (PPP).
He said it is incumbent on NITT to transform all areas of transport in Nigeria in line with its mandate.
Dr. Bayero, however, said the challenge of finding the right partnership had been preventing the Institute from exploiting the benefits that PPP offers.
“We are happy to have ABG to partner with. We have the capacity and expertise to make this project a reality and Nigeria has the market to accommodate 15,000 vehicles.
X-raying the viability of the venture, the DG/CE said a “large number of Nigerians depend on public transportation, especially by road. Hence, mobility will improve for Nigerians when this scheme becomes a reality.”
“Speaking earlier, chairman of group described NITT as a ‘giant’ I the transportation industry, his company would be proud to partner with NITT.
“Alhaji Bawa asserted that transport is one of the most important sectors of the economy, adding that his company would take advantage of NITT’s capacity, expertise, and experience to float the transportation system.
“The business mogul said that he would leverage on his “very good relationship with Brazilian bus manufacturers to float over 15,000 buses capable of creating 250,000 direct and indirect jobs for Nigerians.”