Non-oil exports: SIFAX backs Nigerian farmers on agric produce export
SIFAX Group, a group of companies with investment in Maritime, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Haulage & Logistics, Financial Services and Hospitality, has assured Nigerian farmers willing to export their agricultural produce of its readiness to support them.
This is in line with Federal Government’s efforts at increasing non-oil and gas exports, especially agricultural produce in line its economy diversification policy in order to stem over-dependence on petroleum products exports.
This pledge was made by the SIFAX Group management team at the just concluded Meet The Farmers Conference held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Meet The Farmers Conference is an international agriculture conference and exhibition where farmers, airlines, potential investors, logistics companies and senior government officials, among others meet to foster partnerships and development of Africa’s agricultural potential.
Executive Director of the Group in charge of compliance, Mariam Afolabi, who represented the group’s Executive Vice Chairman Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, who was the Guest Speaker at the conference, said the company has the capacity, experience, equipment and workforce, to help them export their goods either through the sea or airports.
“SIFAX Group is your go-to-company and one-stop export services company. We pride ourselves one of the few companies in Nigeria with complementary logistics supply chain services for exporters to various parts of the world”
She noted thatthere are not many organisations in the country that offer a bouquet of services across the logistics value chain. From port terminal management, shipping, clearing and forwarding, warehousing, haulage, off dock services, stevedoring, aviation ground handling, passenger handling, cargo/mail handling, ramp handling, among others, SIFAX Group is positioned strategically to function as a one-stop multimodal company that delivers complimentary services to the delight of clients.
“What that means is that whatever the logistics needs of our clients, whether basic or complex, right from the point of origin to point of delivery, we have developed the capacity to attend to such demands.
“This has given us a lot of leverage with our clients as we take the stress off them. They just sign into our comprehensive package, instead of engaging different agencies and companies to handle different services. This has entrenched our company in the logistics industry as a leading player.” he said.
On his part, Group Managing Director of the company, Mr. Adekunle Oyinloye, who was one of the panelists at the conference, explained that SIFAX Group has invested in the right mix of human and equipment so that it could meet the expectations of its clients. “At both the seaport and airport, we have positioned the company as the first choice for all exporters in Nigeria. We have a long list of clients we service and also have exported produce to almost all countries in the world. At the airport, SAHCO Plc has the best warehouses in West Africa and also has strong partnerships with world major international airlines. At the seaport, shipping lines from across the world such as MSC, MOL and others call our terminal which has four berths and located at Tin Can Island”, he said.