As Private transport company owners, under the aegis of Association of Private Transport Companies of Nigeria (APTCON), prepare for their forum this week, they say fresh investments in the transport sector have the potential to boost 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,” said the convener of the association, Dr. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie on Sunday.
She added, “We are keen on building the capacity of our members to leverage new opportunities, improve their services and operate sustainability, especially as the nation’s economy faces very severe strains.”
The APTCON forum which will hold on Wednesday will bring together stakeholders in the transport sector to discuss and address current challenges facing operators in the industry, and 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 said.