The Executive Head

Chief Hon. Ibinabo Michael West was born to the family of Late Michael and Mrs. Monoba West in Asari Tori, Buguma, Rivers State. He attended Baptist High School, Port Harcourt, before proceeding to Rivers State University of Science and Technology now known as Rivers State University to study a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education (Secretarial Studies).

His passion and love for education made him pursue a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Marketing) and a L.L.B degree in International Humanitarian Law at Rivers State University of Science and Technology. 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)
Rivers State Ministry of Transport,
9th Floor, Rivers State Secretariat Complex,
Moscow Road,
Port-Harcourt, Rivers State,
Nigeria
  • 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