LAGOS State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, will be guests at the Two-Day 2nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Public Transport Owners Association (PTONA) opening tomorrow.
The annual convention holding at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, will feature an exhibition of different models of buses by various manufacturers and marketers.
A statement by PTONA’s President, Isaac Uhunmwagho, said Sanwo-Olu and Saraki, would be joined by other high profile guests at the AGM.
With the theme: Road Transport and the Future of Nigeria Economy, the forum will feature a seminar where experts will discuss issues in the sector with a view to ensuring that passenger transportation is empowered to play its role in the nation’s economy.
Participants are also expected to be briefed by Uhunmwagho on the yet-to-be-fulfilled promise of N10 billion palliative for the road transporters by the Federal Government, as well as other developments in the affairs of the association.
PTONA, an umbrella body of long-distance road passenger transporters in all parts of the country, was formed after years of discussions.
Some of the associations that united to form PTONA include Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria (ALBON); Association of Mass Transit Operators of Nigeria (AMTO); and Association of Benin Transport Owners (ABTO}; as well as other transport owners/operators bodies.