Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has called for increased investment in the nation’s transportation sector.
The call was made at the 2019 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Leadership Impact Programme and Dinner in Lagos, titled, “Airport Operations and Standards of Safety in Nigeria, the President of CILT, Mr Ibrahim Jibril said that numerous investment opportunities abound in the Aviation sub-sector in the areas of developing perishable cargo terminals for export, development of Aerotropolis’, construction of facilities for Maintenance Repair Organizations.
Others according to Jibril who was represented by the Institute’s Deputy President, Alban Igwe include more direct involvement in the operation of Maintenance Hanger facilities and commercialization of Aviation Training Organizations (ATOs) to deliver specialized trainings and capacity building of pilots, Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs), simulators, technicians, aircraft maintenance engineers, and crew.
He said much as some of these are already being taken care of, saying there is still room for improvement.
He added, “Thus, it is important for Nigeria to intensify efforts at strategically implementing such positive policies that will continue to result in the growth and expansion of our Transportation Sector, especially with the record of improving safety and increasing passenger volume in Nigeria’s local air travels, coupled with the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) that Nigeria is a signatory to.”

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