In line with the commercialization of the Ministries inImoState, the Ministry of Transport has directed transport companies operating in the state to register with the sum of N250,000 each.
The Commissioner for Transport, Barr Nelson Ezerioha confirmed this in a chat with newsmen in his office after a meeting he convened to intimate the affected transporters on the new scheme.
Barr. Ezerioha assured that those with less than three vehicles should not be classified as transport companies, adding that the companies should disclose the number of vehicles in their fleet for proper assessment.
On the leasing of Imo Transport Company limited (ITC), the commissioner disclosed that the state would earn N250 million from the deal for the first five years as contained in the memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The commissioner explained that the transport manifest scheme was revoked because of non-compliance which stipulated that the operators should pay N1million per month to the state.
Barr. Ezerioha also disclosed that parastatals, Imo Transport Agency would be set up to check road obstruction in the state, pointing out that the staff would have a uniform for easy identification.
Meanwhile, Quick Call Communication Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and the Union Bank ofNigeria(Plc) is to facilitate the issuance of driving license inImoState.
The managing Director of Quick Call Communication, Mr Okey Eboh and the Union Bank representative, Mr Prince Ezeala dropped the hint in an interactive session with newsmen in Owerri.
Prince Ezeala explained that clients could pay into the account in any of the bank’s branch, adding that the bank is on-line as well.