The Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime has disclosed his government’s intention to establish cargo shed at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport.
The governor disclosed this when some officers of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) visited him in his office on Monday.
He said the cargo shed must be built in order to fully harness the benefits of the new status of the airport.
He promised that his government would partner with NAGAFF towards actualizing the ideas put forward by the association.
The governor commended the association for its giant strides in logistics and supply chain management.
Earlier in his speech, the NAGAFF President Chief Eugene Nweke informed the governor that his association was in the state to exploit the possibility of partnering with the state government to key into the lucrative business of air cargo industry.
Nweke advised the Enugu state government to encourage and sponsor youths in the state to go into the freight forwarding business while keying into the e-commerce portal.
He urged the state government to collaborate with the State Chamber of Commerce and the Shippers Association to take advantage of the opportunities in the international alliance like the Singapore Alliance so as to share products and services as well as capabilities.
He appealed to the governor to take steps towards enhancing manpower development in the industry through proper training of youths and other freight forwarders for the upliftment of the profession.