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Institute tasks Buhari on safety of airports, others

The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CITL) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to enact policies that would enhance safety on roads and airports for the socio-economic development of the country.

The President-Elect of CITL, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) at its just concluded 2015 Conference and General Annual Meeting held in Lagos.

Oyesiku said that the institute was planning to come up with a workable policy for the development of transport system that would ensure safety of lives on the highways and enhance aviation industry development.

The Professor of Transport System Planning, Urban and Regional Planning said that the development of cargo terminals would create the opportunity for massive employment in the country.

“For the aviation industry, we expect that efforts will be made to maximise the potential available in many industries. Unfortunately, such potential have yet to be tapped and Nigeria is an import dependent nation rather than an export dependent nation.

“Therefore, a number of our airports that have been designated Cargo Airports have yet to function well. What we then clamour for as a professional institute is to make the overall development of the economy an export dependent particularly on agriculture and manufacturing,” Oyesiku said.

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