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Delta Assembly passes Transportation Data Management Bill

The bill seeks to provide for the collection and processing of data of persons commuting in public/commercial transport within, into and out of state.

• October 4, 2022
Delta state assembly
Delta state assembly (Credit: Nigerian Guardian)

The Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the Transportation Data Management Bill, 2022.

The bill’s passage during the plenary presided over by the deputy speaker, Christopher Ochor, was sequel to a report presented by the chairman, Joint Committee on Transport and Rules, Business, Legal and Judicial matters, Festus Okoh.

Presenting the committee’s report, Mr Okoh said the executive bill sought to provide the collection and processing of data of persons commuting in public/commercial transport within, into and out of state.

According to him, the bill’s passage will also help to plan and manage transportation in the state using the National Transport Management System (NTMS) protocol.

The majority leader of the assembly, Ferguson Onwo, moved a motion for the suspension of Order 12, rules 82 and 83 of the house, and took the third reading of the bill and its passage.

The motion was unanimously adopted by the assembly when put to a voice vote by the deputy speaker, seconded by the member representing Uvwie State Constituency, Solomon Ighrakpata.

The deputy speaker commended the lawmakers for the successful passage of the bill.

He said, “the aim of this bill is to capture the data of inter and intra commuters in our dear state, especially inter commuters within the jurisdiction of the state and local governments.

“The bill will help provide the state with information on commuters, and the information generated would help in planning transportation infrastructures in the state and local government areas.”

He added that the bill would also help to enhance the planning of the security network in the state.

Also, at the plenary, two separate bills; the Delta state Administration of Civil Justice Bill, 2022 and the Delta State Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2022 was read for the first time. 


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