The Certified Institute of Shipping (CIS), has reconstituted its governing council and academic board.
The reconstitution was announced by the president of the Institute; Professor Adalemo Issac in Lagos last week.
Adalemo said the reconstitution came after it lost two key members of the academic board, Professor Olarewaju Fapohunda who was past president of the institute and Dr. Chinelo Amaka to the cold hands of death.
Adalemo stated further that the reconstitution was expedient due to the situation the institute found itself.
“In view of this development and gap created by this occurrence, seasoned academic and retired Naval officer, Rear Addmiral GSA Ombo is now the chairman academic board of the institute.
Meanwhile, Adalemo said the provision of transport infrastructure is key to sustainable economic development in the country.
He said, “We are all aware of the huge investments made by countries year in year out to build, maintain and improve their transport infrastructures in response to the growing need for passengers movement, freight mobility and the challenges of replacing aging infrastructure but lack of statistics and records of actual cost inputs and spending to provide, maintain and replace infrastructure hinder accurate measurement of transport to economic development.”
“The challenges of developing transport infrastructure, repair and maintenance of other associated infrastructure require heavy capital but government resources and allocation for those purposes are limited.
“To trivialize the need for synergy and cohesion of stakeholders to tackle the transport infrastructural challenges will cripple development of the economy. I therefore call on the private sector to join hands with all levels of government in their areas to tackle this lack of adequate infrastructure which is a serious bane in our national transport development plan.”
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