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Transport sector: the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, deplores the Lagos government

Frederic OladeIndia

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The Lagos State government has lamented that the transport sector accounts for more than 60% of greenhouse gases in the state.

State Commissioner for Transport, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, who revealed it, said that as part of efforts to control emissions, Lagos would host a two-day event organized by the Nigeria Transport Commissioners Forum with the support of the Federal Ministry of Transport. .

According to Oladeinde, the transport sector accounts for the largest greenhouse gas emissions in the country, saying the state government was putting in place measures to ensure the reduction in reliance on gasoline vehicles.

The Commissioner explained that the first edition of the National Transportation Technology Conference and Exhibition (NTTCE) will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to come up with solutions to the challenges facing the transportation sector in the country.

The conference which was scheduled for June 7-8, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, would participate as a member of the panellists while the event would be chaired by the Minister of State for Transport, Senator Gbemisola Saraki.

Oladeinde said: “The only way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector is to use technology by switching from gasoline-powered cars to CNG and gradually to electricity.

“We strongly believe that bringing together under the same umbrella all transportation commissioners nationwide will provide a better path for seamless implementation of the resolutions passed at the conference.

“Additionally, leading manufacturers and suppliers of transportation technology solutions will also showcase the latest and proven transportation technology solutions at this first-of-its-kind transportation show, along with a gala and awards night. industry awards to speed up the two-day event.

“Key decision-makers, experts and operators from the road, rail, maritime and air transport sectors will be present to discuss current and emerging trends in intelligent transport infrastructure as well as to find ways to integrate them into the space. Nigerian Transport.

“Discussions aimed at improving the efficiency and sustainability of transportation technology solutions in Nigeria for proper implementation and development along with other tropical issues will be prominently featured at the conference.

“The research light will be shined on the road transport sector which is perceived to have been ignored, solutions will be offered to the problems encountered daily by operators and users.

“Challenges which include but are not limited to traffic jams, traffic accidents, parking problems and environmental pollution will also be critically analyzed,” the commissioner hinted.

The representative of the Nigerian Transportation Commissioners Forum, Ms. Chinwe Uwaegbute, who also spoke at the briefing, said that Lagos was chosen to host the event because of its strategic role in terms of transport system in the country, noting that the state is far ahead of other states. in the use of technology for transport.

She added that at the conference there would be an action plan that would guide the federal government in its transportation policies.