Yobe State government has partnered the Nigerian Shippers’ Council for the construction of modern trailer park and mechanics’ village in Potiskum local government area of the state.
This was made known when Governor Mai Mala-Buna visited the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the shippers’ council, Hassan Bello, in Lagos ahead of the foundation laying ceremony slated for Wednesday, September 4.
A statement from Government House on Tuesday said the project would be carried out under the Public-Private Partnership, PPP, adding that 50 hectares of land had already been earmarked for the project.
According to the statement, the project is expected to be completed within 18 months, once bidding processes have been finalized.
The statement recalled that during the recent Town Hall Meeting in Potiskum, the governor had promised to build a modern trailer park to help decongest and provide a modern business environment in the Potiskum area.
To this effect, the shippers’ council boss was quoted as saying that project, when completed, would provide over 5000 direct jobs in the area.
“Potiskum has the largest concentration of trucks and it’s fitting that truck drivers have a dignified hub to transit and rest as they continue with their trucking activities.
“They also need a modern mechanics’ village for the maintenance of their vehicles,” the statement quoted Mr Bello as saying.
Mr Bello added that the park would not only be used by trailer drivers but by other motorists as well who may wish to transit and enjoy the various services that would be on offer at the Park.