The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said Wednesday that the Federal Government was set to convert the Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) to National Transport Commission (NTC) as a strategic option of providing regulatory mechanism for the nation’s transportation sector.

Amaechi, who gave this hint at a news conference on the achievements of the ministry in Abuja, confirmed that the National Assembly had passed a bill to the effect that the Shippers’ Council should transform to a commission.

The minister said that the bill was now awaiting the President’s assent.

He quipped: “Senate has passed the bill that converts Nigeria Shippers’ Council to National Transport Commission (NTC), the bill is currently waiting for the assent of the President.

“When NTC is signed into law it will be capable of setting the transport sector on the path of positive development”, the minister added.

Amaechi explained further that the Act would also create a multi-modal transport sector economic and safety oversight commission that would drive the national transport policy.