Global transport veterans, Nigerian state and non-state actors, academicians as well as industry operators will explore sustainable innovative logistics and transport solutions for Nigeria at the 2022 national conference of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Nigeria.
The Chairman of the event’s planning committee, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku revealed this during a press briefing today, even as he posited that the event would correct Nigeria’s poor logistics performance index (LPI).
According to Prof. Oyesiku, the summit would have robust participation of transport experts from the academics to veterans in operations as quality research papers and thematic sessions will be held.
The conference themed; “Sustainable Innovations in Global Logistics and Transport” is scheduled to hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, on Tuesday October 11th and Wednesday October 12th, 2022.
Noting that Nigeria’s logistics and transport sector is plagued by a myraid of challenges, Oyesiku said, “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, especially within the context of a rapidly changing service environment, technological innovations and extensive planning dynamics that characterize logistics, transport and supply chain at the present time.”
Prof. Oyesiku, who was the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the Tai Solarin University of Education, stressed that the conference will attract scores of delegates from within and outside Nigeria, including business leaders, the academia and policy makers.
“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,” he said.
He observed that LPI of nations is now the yardstick for measuring their economic resilience and competitiveness, noting 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 that the nation’s transport sector and the economy will be positively impacted by the upcoming CILT summit.