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COURIER OPERATORS DECRY OBSOLETE CARGO FACILITIES AT LAGOS AIRPORT

By NBF News
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LAGOS - President of the Association of Nigerian Courier Operations, ANCO, Mr. Toyin Olufade, has decried the sorry state of cargo facilities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, describing same as worrisome.

Addressing a briefing organised by Airfreight Stakeholders Forum, ASF, in Lagos, he said there was an urgent need to update obsolete navigational and cargo handling facilities in all airports in the country to meet the evolving standards in the world.

He said an efficient and dynamic air shipping service was vital for economic growth and improved living standard of the populace, adding that the changes that airfreight had caused in the world trade has brought about new demands in the area of new markets.

He said: 'There is growing proportion of high-value, time sensitive products traversing boundaries by air, thereby creating increased opportunities for trade and economic development, especially in the developing countries. There is an urgent need to update obsolete navigational and cargo handling facilities in all our airports to meet the evolving standards.'