Mark: Law To Regulate Transport Sector Underway

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ABUJA, May 15, (THEWILL) – President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, on Wednesday disclosed that a law to regulate logistics and transport sector in the country is in the offing.

The bill, according to him, is aimed at developing highly knowledgeable, skilled and experienced professionals capable of enhancing efficiency in line with best global practices.

Already, the bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Nigeria has passed the First Reading in the Senate

Mark dropped the hint when he played host to the National President of ClLT, Major General U.T. Usman, at the National Assembly.

The Senate, he assured, will fasttrack the passage of the bill into law in order for it to play an active role in shaping logistics and transport policies for the future development of the sector.

According to the Senate President, the bill when passed into law will ensure an adequate supply of qualified personnel through an internationally recognised education and training system. He added that the Bill will promote professionalism by regulating the practice of logistics and transport sector in Nigeria.

Major General Usman had requested the Senate to facilitate the passage of the Bill into law in order to bring about a mandatory human capital development requirement that will produce skilled operatives, technicians, competent transport supervisors, managers and certified transportation professionals. These experts, Usman opined, will successfully drive the economy efficiently , ethically and qualitatively.