CLMI reiterates commitment to train one million Nigerians on courier, logistics
Institute inducts over 100 professionals
Seeks Government intervention in courier & logistics sector
The Courier and Logistics Management Institute (CLMI) has urged federal government to look into the courier and logistics sector, in order to leverage the asset valued at N1trillion.
The Institute believes that the sector critical for the economy with the capacity of producing three million jobs every year.
The Executive Chairman, Courier and Logistics Management Institute (CLMI), Prof. Simon Emeje, stated this on Monday during its 2019 International Investiture & book presentation/panel discussion conference, in Lagos.
Prof. Emeje said that the courier and logistics sector have the capacity to produce over three million jobs every year if enabling environment is created by government to make it investment friendly.
He added that the sector is big and critical for government to ignore, noting that if the sector collapses, the country will collapse too.
According to him, “the essence of this conference is to make statement to government that they should look at this sector, because it is a very big and critical sector.
“If the sector collapses, the country collapses because we are talking about communication here and communication embraces courier, logistics, transport and management put together.
“We have said it severally and repeatedly that these four pillars govern every human being on earth, it’s just that human beings don’t know that these are the things they do every day.
“So our statement is that we want to let government and the society know that this sector is a critical sector that should not be ignored.”
He revealed that the courier sector is currently worth over N1 trillion in assets, with the logistics practice alone adding about 3.5% to the GDP of the country.
“The asset worth of courier as an industry in Nigeria is on average of N1 trillion. That’s a big industry.
“You talk of logistics, for instance, logistics practice alone adds about 3.5% to the GDP of Nigeria.
“And I tell you, we are trying to sound this noise to cause awareness, because even the courier companies and logistics companies we have, the transport companies we have they are not enough to serve the economy and if we promote this area very well, I tell you they will add a lot to the GDP of Nigeria”.
On what they are doing as an institute to empower Nigerian youths to actively participate in the sector and become gainful employed Prof. Emeje said that they are collaborating with various universities to train over one million people every year.
He decried the theoretical nature of our universities, stating that it will not produce skilled manpower needed to take the jobs in the sector.
“The educational system in Nigeria is too theoretical that is why many graduates come out of the university and are looking for jobs.
“Our target as an institute is to train about 1 million people every year.
“We have set the platforms for this, we are in collaboration with foreign and Nigerian universities and the essence of this is to train people, if we are able to achieve one million people being train as entrepreneurs in these areas under one year, you know what that means, multiply it by three because an average entrepreneur will work with about three people, so you are talking about producing three million jobs under one year, that is a lot to the government of Nigeria and that is one of the objectives of Courier and Logistics Management Institute and we believe we can add great value to Nigeria,” he concluded.
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L-r: ANCO President, Okey Ubah; Executive Chairman, Courier and Logistics Management Institute (CLMI), Prof. Simon Emeje; Executive Director, CLMI, Pharm. Chiazomam Emeje; Life Patron of CLMI and former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu; Council Members: Prof.; Dr. Andrew Ebiloma and Mazi Sonny Allison