Zamfara Gov To Construct Transit Areas To Ease Transportation Congestion In State

The Zamfara Governor, Dauda Lawal has said his administration will construct vehicle transit areas as part of the urban renewal project meant to ease traffic flow and reduce transportation congestion across the state.

A press release by the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor, Sulaiman Idris, sent to Channels Television on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, said the initiative was revealed when the Governor hosted the leadership of the Zamfara State chapter of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD).

The meeting held on Tuesday in Government House, Gusau, saw the parties discuss several issues, including the construction of vehicle transit areas and traffic management in the Zamfara capital city.

According to the statement, Governor Lawal plans to establish the designated vehicle transit areas on two state axes to improve transportation infrastructure, adding that it will also enhance the quality of roads in the state’s capital.

“I have directed the construction of trailer parks at two entrances of Gusau: one on the Funtua to Gusau road and the other on Sokoto to Gusau road. I invited NARTO and PTD members to join the committee to set up vehicle transit areas.

“We will conduct a thorough assessment of potential locations to determine the most suitable spots for the trailer park construction. We will take into consideration factors such as accessibility, demand, and available resources to ensure that the parks not only generate revenue for the state government but also provide a valuable and enjoyable experience for visitors.”

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The Chairman of the Zamfara state chapter of NARTO, Alhaji Mustapha Musa Sarkin Kagara, assured Governor Lawal of their members’ compliance with the initiative.

He said: “We will ensure that the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) support the government in establishing the proposed trailer parks.

“We are honoured with this invitation to discuss a critical matter regarding our work. We will comply and give maximum cooperation to ensure that vehicle transit areas or trailer parks are established. This project will create over 5000 job opportunities for the people of Zamfara. Both NARTO and PTD will ensure total compliance with the plan.”

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