|Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed(Right) and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Barr. Bello Hassan|
of standard cargo airports will drastically reduce loss of revenue from
Nigerian agricultural produce.
Summit held in Ilorin with the theme: “The Diversification of Nigeria’s Economy:
Role of Cargo Airports in the Exportation of Perishables, Kwara State in
was organised by Kwara State Government and Nigerian Shippers’ Council under
the umbrella of Federal Ministry of Transportation in collaboration with
Airfreight Stakeholders Forum.
perishable products but there is no means of transporting them quickly to
international markets where demands are high.
of the country, it would reduce waste in the sector and that would improve the
individual’s and country’s foreign exchange earnings,” Ahmed said.
system would promote the growth of the nation’s economy and improve her global
important catalyst in the diversification of the nation’s economy through
expansion of Nigeria’s non-oil export market to earn greater revenue for the
activities in order to support farmers in the country and produce more farm
produce to meet demands of the international market.
cargo business to create more job opportunities for Nigerian youths and cushion
the effect of the harsh economic environment.
Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council said Nigeria needed to consider and
develop airfreight as a viable means of transporting farm produce to
integrated into the global arena as the country’s local delicacies were in
great demand abroad by Nigerians in Diaspora.
movement of perishable goods and high value products requiring increased
sensitise stakeholders to the potential that abound in the airfreight sector
and for diversification of the nation’s economy.
consciously promote the sector so as to develop the national economy.