Nigeria is ripe for embracing the technology of tunnelling and underground space utilisation, Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi said yesterday.
He also expressed his support for the inclusion of tunneling engineering in the academic curriculum of the Nigerian Institute for Transport Technology, Zaria.
The minister’s endorsement was conveyed by the director of road and mass transport, Dr. Anthonia Ekpa at the closing of the three-day 2nd Annual International Conference on Tunnelling and Underground Space, organised by the Tunnelling Association of Nigeria, TAN, in Abuja.
He expressed the readiness of the ministry to partner with the organization in realizing its objectives.
“In order for the country to engage with the tunneling technology, the Ministry of Transportation will encourage the nation’s foremost transport institution, the Nigerian Institute for Transport Technology to consider researching into tunneling with a view to making this engineering option of the subjects in its curriculum.
“Similarly, I charge TAN along with the international body (ITA) to promote capacity building programmes in tunnel engineering and use of underground space for railways and other forms of transportation in line with international best practices since this is a new mode of transportation, there is need to deploy appropriate communication channels to enlighten Nigerians and gain support for tunneling”, he explained.
President of TAN, Mr. Abidemi Agwor said Nigeria stands to experience a faster development of its urban infrastructure if tunneling with underground space is adopted as a national policy.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: email@example.com
METRO4 hours ago
JUST IN: Shopping Complex Collapses In Abuja, One Killed, 12 Trapped
NEWS16 hours ago
2019: Saraki Will Make Nigeria Envy Of Other Nations –Lawmaker
FEATURES15 hours ago
No Rule Says Senate President Must Be From Majority Party – Hon Jev
NEWS9 hours ago
Serena Williams Learned Just Before Johanna Konta Loss That Half-Sister’s Killer Had Been Freed
COVER STORIES17 hours ago
Kogi Commences Salary Payment Ahead Of Eid-el-Kabir
NEWS17 hours ago
NASS Invasion: Senators To Sponsor Motion Demanding For Judicial Probe
POLITICS1 hour ago
Chidoka Emerges Special Adviser To Secondus
NEWS7 hours ago
Change Of Formation: MNJTF Gets New Commander