The Executive Head

Chief Ibibia O' Walter

“……I obeyed my father’s mouth; for which I was discharged at the lowest ebb of tide…..” This apt quotation from Late Dr Ibiwari Ikiriko’s Oily Tears of the Delta summed up the life of this dynamic son of the Niger Delta Geopolitical Zone of the country.

Chief Ibibia Opuene Walter was born on the 8th of July, 1967 in Isaka Town to Late Chief Livington and Mrs Amisodiki Walter. Like his young mates, he grew up in his ancient Isaka community in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State. 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