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Export/Trade: Sterling Bank Partners Aviation Cargo Conference

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Sterling Bank has partnered with the first aviation and cargo conference to help grow export and cargo business through the airports.


Nigeria imports tonnes of cargo by air everyday but exports very little by air as freighters arrive Nigerian airports everyday fully laden 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 two-day Conference and Exhibition in Lagos.


Sterling Bank has been consistent in engaging entrepreneurs and startups in the trade and travel sectors of the economy.


The Aviacargo Conference provides another opportunity to further engage with stakeholders, just as the Managing Director of Sterling Bank, Abubakar Suleiman, said: “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 remain total as we believe in the importance of these towards Nigeria’s economic rebirth and prosperity.”


According to the organisers, the Regulatory Agencies including The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), The Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA), The Nigerian Export Promotions Council (NEPC) will be joined by the Standard Organisations of Nigeria (SON), the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) and the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) in the two-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.


The Ogun Cargo Airport will showcase its capabilities at Chinet Expo as 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.


A leading ex porter, Capt. John Okakpu, who is the Head of the Agro Set up Committee will be sharing his experience.


The organisers further said that the 30 Man Committee set up by the Federal Ministry of Trade is expected to take goods from the farm to the table.


They said that the Export Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) will be well represented at the event, adding that insurance heavyweights including the National Insurance Commisioner have teamed up to engage with aviation and logistics stakeholders at the upcoming aviation and cargo conference CHINET 21 in Lagos.


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, stating that because of the COVID-19 protocols in Lagos State all delegates must register and receive their tags before the conference.


The conveners of this event ATQNews a global Pan African Travel News Organisation said that the conference is long overdue.

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