The Courier and Logistics Management Institute (CLMI), has disclosed plans to induct over 100 professionals, including Fellows, Members, Associate- Members and Student-Members, at the 2019 International Investiture programme, scheduled to hold next week Monday at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.
The Former Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has been scheduled to the chairman of the event.
Speaking on the 2019 International Investiture Programme, the Chairman, Governing Council of CLMI, Professor Simon Emeje), said that at the moment, the Institute is the first and the only one in the world with a combination of courier, logistics, transport and management as a capacity-building package.
“The field of Courier, Logistics and Transport Management is relatively virgin globally.
“In contemporary times, the business of courier, logistics and transport has become critical in national development. This prominence and the need to train and promote professionalism and certification in courier, logistics and transport services have made it imperative to establish this Institute(CLMI) with the objectives to produce highly professional personnel and certification in the four major areas of the courier, logistics, transport and management through training;
“Continuing professional education and research. Collaboration with higher institutions for Degrees and Diplomas on CLMI curriculum in Courier, Logistics, Transport and Management; Practical application of theoretical underpinnings in the four areas; Assist governments in policy formulation; Consultancy services in the major areas.
“The Institute is in collaboration with institutions in Europe and Nigeria, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the award of Degrees and Diplomas in Courier, Logistics and Transport Management; all programmes are currently running.
Also speaking, the Registrar, Courier and Logistics Management Institute (CLMI), Mr. Frank Atirene, said that the Investiture is designed to be a higher dimension of the 2018 version which was a mind-blowing epoch gathering of sharp minds and focused personalities and professionals worldwide from some European and African countries.
“This Investiture is attracting renowned personalities in the academic, professional and government domains and industry Practitioners from Nigeria, Africa and Europe, including some Federal Ministers from Nigeria,” he added.
He further said that accredited professional members like Fellows, Members etc, will be inducted during the programme.
Other personalities expected are Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Minister of Trade, Industry & Investment, Hon. Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Hon. Dr. Isa Ali Pantami; Minister for Youth & Sports Development, Hon. Sunday Akinlabi Dare; Postmaster General of the Federation, Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi.
Mr. Sola Obabori, Group Managing Director of FedEx/ Redstar Express is the Guest Speaker. He will discuss the “Courier, Logistics and Transport Entrepreneurship in National Development Agenda”.
After the presentation of the paper, there will be a panel of Discussants. The Panelists are: Prof Charles Ayo, VC, Trinity University; Education & Professionalism; Prof Babawale Tunde; Fmr. DG, CBAAC—Regulation; Mazi Sonny Allison —Founder, Red Star Express Plc & Executive Chairman, GMC Logistics Ltd — Courier Entrepreneurship; Mr Tim Akano — MD, New Horizons— Technology & Security Apparatus; Dr Madu Obiora, DG, African Centre for Supply Chain — Logistics & Transport; Prof Martins Agenuma Anetekhai– Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, LASU — Entrepreneurship; and Mr Francis Ehiguese — International Vice President, CILT- Infrastructure.
The Investiture is attracting personalities and professionals worldwide from some European and African countries.