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BUSINESS: Private transporters unite to grow industry


Private transport company owners, under the aegis of Association of Private Transport Companies of Nigeria (APTCON), have called on stakeholders in the sector to tap into every potential the sector has to offer for its growth and development.


Dr. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie


Speaking on Sunday, the Convener of the association, Dr Henrietta Onwuegbuzie expressed the readiness of its members to energize the sector with trillions in fresh investments that will help grow the nation’s GDP.

“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.

She added, “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.”

Dr Onwuegbuzie noted that APTCON’s forum slated for Wednesday in Lagos 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, she 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.

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