The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has restated the council’s determination to partner with the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) for effective training and capacity building development of personnel.
Executive Secretary of NSC, Hassan Bello stated this in Lagos yesterday when he received officials of NITT led by its Director General, Dr. Aminu Yusuf who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Bello while noting that capacity building is instrumental to the development of the maritime sector said there is need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the agency and the institution.
According to him, the Council is knowledge driven hence there is need for the maritime sector to be driven by personnel in specialised knowledge.
Bello commended the effort made so far by the institute on training stating that it has trained a large number of professionals in the transport sub sector of the economy.
He urged them to put in place awareness campaign programme to move the training outfit forward.
“The two institutions are knowledge driven, what we do is to get the required knowledge because it is the knowledge that drive the industry and so many mistakes has been made due to lack of knowledge and Nigeria will suffer for it”
“But now the choices we have for the industry are limited and we cannot afford to make such mistakes and therefore we have to patronise this fountain of knowledge called NITT,” he said.
Bello described the NITT programmes as innovative and modern saying that transport is a significant component to Nigeria economy.
Speaking earlier, NIIT Director General, Dr. Yusuf said that NITT has been able to put in place measures to pursue transport education development programme to set agenda for the overall development of the sector.
He however appealed to the Shippers’ Council boss to look into the possibility of investing in the infrastructural development of the institute and jointly carry out research projects on transport and logistics.
He said “we have also submitted proposal for a joint two day workshop with the NSC on the role of transpot and logistics in international trade in Nigeria and this is in addition to the training proposal sent to your office for consideration,”
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