THE founder of National Association of Approved Freight Forwarders (NAAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, has urged the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, to ensure creativity, innovation and digital thinking in shaping transportation policies and actions.
Aniebonam said this at the 25th convocation, matriculation and 35th anniversary of the Institute of Transport and Management Technology in Badagry, Lagos.
The event, tagged: Transport Sector’s Contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Nigeria: Problems and Prospect, was attended by over 100 graduates from different academic programmes.
Awards were given to outstanding persons in the Transportation sector.
The freight forwarder stressed that a paradigm shift in innovative solutions to transportation problems and the need for increased contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Nigeria were imperative.
“Integrated and coordinated multi-modal transportation are keys for sustainable transportation. Seamless inter-modality is a key vision for transportation mobility. Translating this vision into reality require standardised systems, coordinated and integrated different modes,” he said.
Aniebonam noted that for transport to contribute more to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), genuine policy commitment, tremendous and sustained efforts would have to be invested in the sector.