Tuesday , 5 July 2022
Commissioner of Finance and the Chief Economic Adviser Ogun State Dapo Okubadejo

Ogun Cargo Airport, Sterling Bank, others to Showcase at Aviation Cargo Conference

THE Emerging Cargo Airport at Ogun State One of Nigeria’s most Innovative Financial Institutions Sterling Bank  will be one of the Exhibitors at Chinet Aviacargo Expo.

Sterling Bank is reinforcing its emerging Position as the Biggest Supporter of Transport and Travel Business in Nigeria and  is partnering with the First Aviation and Cargo Conference to help grow Export and Cargo Business through the Airports.

Nigeria imports tonnes of Cargo by Air every Day but exports very little By Air. Freighters arrive Nigerian airports every day fully ladden but leave empty. To address this Problem the Chinet Aviacargo Conference is bringing together top players in aviation, logistics, export and support businesses to a 2 day conference and exhibition in Lagos.

The Aviacargo Conference provides another opportunity to further engage with stakeholders according to Abubakar Suleiman, Managing Director of Sterling Bank who states, “Aviation is a key part of the transportation sector in Nigeria. And as the T in our HEART strategy, our commitment to growing the Transportation sector, as with Health, Education, Agriculture and Renewable Energy in Nigeria remains total as we believe in the importance of these towards Nigeria’s economic rebirth and prosperity.”

The Ogun Cargo Airport will showcase its capabilities at Chinet Expo. The Commissioner of Finance and the Chief Economic Adviser Ogun State Dapo Okubadejo will engage aviation and cargo experts on the advanced plan and implementation of the Ogun Cargo Airport Project.

Agencies including The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN,  Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency NCAA, Nigerian Export Promotions Council NEPC will be Joined by the Standards Organization of Nigeria SON, Nigerian Investment Promotion Council NIPC and the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority NEPZA in the 2 day Stakeholder Engagement. Coming Up on the 25th and 26th of August 2021 the Chinet Expo is expected to raise a Checklist of actionable plans that will enable government, exporters and cargo handlers improve on the existing situation.

A leading Exporter Capt John Okakpu who is the Head of the Agro Set up Committee will be sharing his Experience. The 30 man committee set up by the Federal Ministry of Trade is expected to take goods from the farm to the table. The Export Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and industry LCCI will be well represented at the event

Insurance heavyweights including the National Insurance Commissioner have teamed up to engage with aviation and logistics stakeholders at the upcoming aviation and cargo conference CHINET 21 in Lagos.

The Insurance Session will be led by the Lead Speaker on the Role of Insurance in Aviation Business, Chief Babajide Olatunde-Agbeja Chairman Boff & Company Insurance Brokers Ltd.

There has been growing Complaints among Aviation Stakeholders that Insurance Companies in Nigeria lack the Capacity to handle Aviation Business in Nigeria.

These Complaints include that of the High Premiums paid by Nigerian Airlines to Foreign Insurance Companies which keeps rising every year because of Presumed Country Risk Issues. Airlines Claim that the High Cost of Insurance is passed onto the Passengers and the Nigerian Economy is also not benefiting from the prevailing System.

Chief Olatunde-Agbeja brings his over 40 Years experience at the Highest Level of Insurance Brokerage to the conference

The conference will have the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation Senator Smart Adeyemi and his House of Reps Committee Counterpart Honorable Nnolim Nnaji as Soecial Guests of Honour.

With the involvement of more Stakeholders who are Signing up for the Aviation, Cargo and Export Conference in Nigeria the Organisers say only registered delegates will be allowed into the Venue. Because of the Covid-19 Protocols in Lagos State all delegates must register and receive their tags before the 10th of august.

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