We Work to Provide Dependable, Comfortable Transport Services- AKTC
Akwa Ibom Transport Company (AKTC) opened over 10 years in Rivers State, has been providing dependable and comfortable transport services to commuters between Akwa Ibom and Rivers State, as AKTC buses make daily shuttles between Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Uyo in Akwa Ibom and Calabar in Cross Rivers State.
Manager of AKTC Port Harcourt branch, Uduak Johnny spoke with The Vortex service delivery in Nigeria.
According to Jonny AKTC is a pacesetter in the commercial transportation sector that has become a dependable and comfortable ally to travelers, stressing that its peculiar services marks it out above its competitors in Rivers State.
Uduak explained that AKTC was set up at the creation of Akwa Ibom State by the Ibrahim Babaginda regime in 1986, adding that the company has made steady progress in the transport sector.
He said the company which is owned by the Akwa Ibom state government was being managed by the state government until 10years ago when the government handed over the management of the transport company to a private firm, Nsuk Motors.
The branch manager attributed the success and growth of the company to the business touch which the private investor has brought to bear on the services of Akwa Transport Company.
“We take the lead in safety of customers and that is why we ensure that our drivers are properly trained and sensitized on customer care and safety on the roads,” the manager stressed.
Uduak added that AKTC management work in collaboration with officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Rivers State Ministry of Transport and other relevant bodies, in ensuring total compliance to appropriate government policies and statutory agencies.
In AKTC we provide insurance cover for our passengers, in case of any mishap and we also conduct regular safety on our vehicles and for our drivers,” the manager explained.
She listed some of the challenges of the transport company to include the prevalence of bad roads on its major routes, harassment by security personnel and the activities of task force officials who according to her make constant demand for all manner of payments.
Uduak said the company has been complying and paying the approved taxes to the host state government but regretted the menace of double taxation on transport companies is worrisome. She regretted that multiple taxation from states and local government and noted that the growth of business and called on the Rivers State government to address the challenge in order to attract more investors to the state.
Also speaking with The Vortex, a driver with AKTC, James Jeremiah expressed satisfaction with the operations of the company adding that its policy of safety and comfort of its passengers was commendable.
Akanyele Idoson also a driver with the company who particularly landed the training programme for drivers, stating that they have benefited from the training programme of the company.