The Executive Head

Deacon Akie Dagogo Theodore Fubara JP -Honourable Commissioner of Transport
Deacon Akie Dagogo Theodore Fubara JP -Honourable Commissioner of Transport

Deacon Akie Fubara had his BSc degree in Political Science & Administration from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and a Honorary Doctorate degree in Philosophy and Human Resource Administration from Tam-Light Christian University Nigeria, an Affiliate of Indiana Christian University, USA.

He has several years of experience in banking where he rose to the position of Zonal Head, Credit and Recoveries Department before leaving for private business, as an accomplished entrepreneur, in the public and oil & gas sectors where he executed several projects in civil and mechanical construction, environmental and waste management, manpower services, logistics support and as consultant to the Senate Committee on Oil & Gas.

Deacon Akie Fubara also sits on the board of several successful private companies and belongs to some professional bodies…. Continue Reading

Brief History

The Ministry of Transport was created out of the old Ministry of Works and Transport by the administration of Dr Peter Odili in May 1999.

Functions of the Ministry

  • Supervision and Co-ordination of Parastatals under The Ministry (TIMA-RIV, Rivers Monorail, RTC, RMTC)
  • Supervision, Coordination and Control of NURTW, RTREAN and other Transport Unions
  • Administration of Road furniture, signs and markings
  • Co-ordination of Transport Policy
  • Training of Professional Drivers in the State
  • Establishment and Control of Mechanic Villages
  • Location, Control and Rationalization of Bus Stops
  • Procurement and Maintenance of Government Vehicles and Boats
  • Registration and Control of Motor parks, Boats, Garages and Mechanic Workshop
  • Provision, Control and Management of State Marine Transport Infrastructures
  • Road Traffic Accident Investigation Service (expert witness in court)
  • Safety Engineering Inspection of Road Vehicles
  • Enforcement of the Rivers State Road Traffic Laws and Regulations
  • Road Traffic Patrol and Monitoring of Safety Standards of Road Vehicles
  • Determination of fares in the State
  • Supervision and Control of special Rail Transport Service
  • Provision, Control and Management of Traffic Appurtenance Ancillary Structures, Lay Byes, Waiting Sheds and Traffic Lights etc.
  • Co-ordination of Transport and Road Traffic Officers in Rivers State Ministries and Parastatal
  • MOT Test Administration and Control
  • Traffic Light Management and Maintenance
  • Road Transport Safety Promotions and Enlightenment Campaigns
  • Maintenance and management of Mega Bus Terminals
  • Supervision and Co-ordination of paratatals under the ministry (Tima-Riv, Rivers Monorail, RTC, RMTC)
  • Supervision, Coordination and control of NURTW, TREAN and other transport unions
  • Road furniture, signs and markings administration
  • Co-ordination of transport policy
  • Training of professional drivers in the state
  • Establishment and control of Mechanic villages
  • Location, control and rationalization of bus stops
  • Procurement and maintenance of government vehicles and boats
  • Registration and control of motor parks, boats, garages and mechanic workshop
  • Provision, Control and Management of State Marine Transport Infrastructures
  • Road traffic accident investigation service (expert witness in court)
  • Safety Engineering Inspection of road vehicles
  • Road traffic enforcement of the Rivers State Road Traffic Laws and Regulations
  • Road traffic patrol and monitoring of safety standards of road vehicles
  • Determination of fares in the state
  • Supervision and control of Special Rail Transport Service
  • Provision, control and management of traffic appurtenance ancillary structures, lay byes, waiting sheds and traffic lights etc.
  • Co-ordination of transport and road traffic officers in Rivers State Ministries and Parastatal
  • MOT test administration and control
  • Traffic light management and maintenance
  • Road transport safety promotions and enlightenment campaigns
  • Maintenance and management of mega bus terminals