Huge deficit in the Nigerian transport logistics services identified as threat to the Federal Government’s economic diversification agenda.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, who decried the deficit in the logistics sub-sector, said it has also hindered smooth flow of trade in the country.
Bello, who spoke during his induction as a Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), said If the logistics right there will be pertinent to know that there are already on the part of development adding that the economy will be galvanized, our economy will be diversified, and there will be clusters of industries and employment for the masses.
As he expressed his appreciation, pledged the Council’s collaboration with the Institute on its Truck Transit Park and Inland Dry Port projects, and his support also encouraging its staff to participate in the capacity building programmes of CILT.
Ibrahim Jubril, the President of CILT Nigeria, identified the giant strides recorded by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council in protecting the interest of shippers, and its resolve to reduce the cost of shipping as well as the promotion of the Truck Transit Park (TTP).
He also expressed optimisim that the NSC, and all sectors of the logistics and transport industry, would experience new trade dimension when Nigeria signs on to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA).