Transport institute advises FG on economy, CILT bill

Transport institute advises FG on economy, CILT bill
Mr. Ibrahim Jibril, new National President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

 The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has called on the Federal Government to formulate policies that will make logistics and transport system integral components of development.

According to the group, transport is a wheel through which any economy can thrive.

The National President of the CILT, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, made this known in an interview in Lagos.

He said that the government through its policies could use the logistics and transport sector to stimulate the economy.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria, “The Federal government should come up with policies that will allow logistics and transport sector to be components of economy development.

“The CILT currently does not have the level of recognition it should have by the government at all levels and industry.”

Jibril also appealed to the National Assembly to hasten the passage of CILT Bill presented to it by the Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator Gbenga Ashafa.

According him, the bill when it becomes law, will help the logistics and transport play a major role in economic rejuvenation.

According to him, the bill seeks to determine standard of knowledge, skills and qualifications of persons seeking to become chartered logisticians in Nigeria.

“Undoubtedly, the task ahead is quite arduous and challenging but CILT currently does not have the recognition it should have by the government at all levels and industry.

“The need to step up actions with respect to the passage of the CILT Bill is paramount and will be a focal point of the institute,” he said.

Jibril also reiterated that the country was on downward trend in the Logistics Performance Index, stressing that the sector serves as the parameter through which global businesses’ efficiency was being measured.

The CILT president, who called for the government’s support for the institute, advised its 140 newly inducted members to be good ambassadors of the group.

He said, “We must strive to ensure we act as a voice for all members by making quality contributions to national issues that concern the logistics and transport sector.

“The institute will proactively engage the young professional members as a way of assuring the future and next generation of logistics and transport professionals in Nigeria.”

 He said that the institute was fully aware of the complex task ahead and was working towards achieving the aims and objectives of making transportation more effective in the country.

The CILT president said that the institute would actively engage the public and private sectors, through research and capacity building programmes, to proffer solutions to the challenges in the logistics and transport sector.

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