By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
A University don, Dr Anthony Danladi Ali has stressed the need for effective transport system in Nigeria, saying that no nation can develop without an efficient, effective and functional transport system.
Ali who disclosed this while speaking at the presentation of the maiden edition of the Journal of Nigeria Transport History in Lokoja on Tuesday, stated that the journal is aim at creating awareness about the meaning, purpose, nature and function of transportation.
He explained that transportation is one of the first five indices for development, noting that the underdeveloped, backward and poverty nature of Nigeria’s transportation system is a reason for the country underdevelopment.
Dr Ali who is lecturer at Federal University, Lokoja added that Nigeria’s economy would continue to be retarded if the political class fails to this transport sector seriously.
He pointed out that the Journal of Nigeria Transport History (JNTH) is a specialised journal published by Nigeria Transport History Association, noting that Journal aims at high quality academic papers in the field of transport.
“The journal of Nigeria History of Transport is specialised journal which focuses on on Nigeria transportation and creating awareness about the role of transportation in economic development. The is vision of the journal of Nigeria Transport History is globally acclaimed medium of dissemination of reliable information on transportation economic development.
“The Journal of Nigeria Transport History is a contribution to the literature on transport history of Nigeria. The journal adds to the volume of academic journal publications in Nigeria.”