Transport, logistics key to economic development


Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA DG

Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Monday, said that transportation and logistics were crucial to the economic development of any nation.

Peterside stated this in Port Harcourt during his inauguration as Chairman, Governing Board, Centre for Logistics and Transport Studies (CELTRAS) of University Of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).

He said raw materials in Nigeria or Africa would not have value without transport and logistics to take them to where they were needed.

“If there is one enabler for economic development, it is transport and logistics because we are in a world where demand and supply that are in different locations need to meet.

“So, transport and logistics is the link between where raw materials and finished goods are produced to where they are in demand,” he said,


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