By Providence Obuh
An operator in the courier industry, Mr. Siyanbola Oladapo, has pledged to revolutionise the courier industry in the country in such a way as to ensure better profitability for companies in the sector.
Oladapo, who is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Bowill Erand Ltd, was speaking at a press conference to herald the 2nd Annual Public lecture sponsored by his company, in Lagos.
He said that benefit and opportunities abound in the courier industry, adding “we are poised to make a difference and revolutionize the courier industry through our modest contribution to the growth of the industry and the Nation’s economy”.
Oladapo who is also the general secretary, Association of Nigeria Courier Operators( ANCO), said that the annual lecture titled “Opportunities and Emerging Trends in a Vibrant Courier Industry” will hold on 5th of October,2010.
He noted that the topic is geared at promoting a stimulating discourse on key issues that would affect the courier sector now and in the years to come.
This, according to him, is against the background of Nation’s dwindling fortune and new ways of doing this for margins, returns and profitability as they would affect all operators so that a meaningful business decisions could be made.
He stressed that the theme will focus on new ways of doing things, noting that it is mostly during an ailing economy that opportunity present itself to whoever can think deeply, and therefore urged people to re-define their business processes and make meaningful decision.
He said that professionals invited to speak at the lecture include Mr. Isaac Orolugbagbe, a seasoned courier practitioner, a former Managing Director of FedEx and now the Managing Director of SAHCOL who will give the keynote address, while the Director General, Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ashiwaju Lanre Ipinmisho, is expected to speak on the sub theme “Drugs and Money Laundering in the courier Industry”.
The Chairman Planning Committee of the lecture and Managing Director, Swift Courier Limited (SCL) Toyin Olufade, said the ban of motorcycle has no negative on the courier industry because it has been exempted from the ban but with due respect to all the rule and regulation of the road.
He added that the meltdown has nothing to do with the courier industry, noting that there are lots of opportunities in the industry.