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CILT promises to improve Nigeria’s performance rating in logistics

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Segun OladipupoThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) on Thursday promised to help Nigeria improve on its rating in logistics performance index (LPI) The Institute said that its National Conference slated for October which will explore sustainable innovative logistics and transport solutions for key players in the transport and logistics chain, is billed to address the anomaly.In his speech at a media briefing in Lagos, the Chairman of the event planning committee, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku  maintained that the summit would have a robust participation of transport experts from the academics to veterans in operations as quality research papers and thematic sessions would be held. According to him, this year’s conference is titled: ‘Sustainable Innovations in Global Logistics and Transport,” will hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotel on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 and Wednesday 12th October, 2022.He lamented that the sector is infested with multiple challenges hence, the conference will comprise various technical sessions where subject matter experts will lead conversations primarily aimed at interrogating the future of logistics and transport operations in Nigeria.

Prof. Oyesiku stressed that the conference would attract scores of delegates from within and outside Nigeria, including business leaders, the academia and policy makers. His words, “This conference will encourage multidisciplinary networks and will provide platforms for academics and professionals to identify and examine the challenges, as well as proffer effective solutions for national logistics and transport operations,” . According to him, the LPI of nations is now the yardstick for measuring their economic resilience and competitiveness, adding that nations where LPIs are weak have also been characterized by vulnerable economies with high business risks.The event will also feature exhibitions of transportation and logistics products from cognate industries and sectors, while availing an opportunity for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for industry stakeholders and providing an excellent platform for networking.Some of the dignitaries to grace the occasion include the President of CILT International, Mr. Paul Sainthouse, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Alhaji Mu’azu Sambo, Ghana’s CILT President, Chief Teete Owusu-Nortey, Nigerian Transport Commissioners, Chief Executives of transport agencies, among others.Also speaking at the press conference, the immediate- past President of CILT Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Jibril explained that the summit will be the first where all categories of stakeholders in the transport sector from across all modes will have inputs.Jibril also expressed confidence in  the nation’s transport sector and the economy will be positively impacted by the upcoming CILT summit.

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