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Business News of Friday, 15 May 2015


ABX World collaborates with Arik Air, SAHCOL

A NIGERIAN leading, globally recognized courier/cargo firm, ABX World (Nigeria), is making its mark in the world stage with the company’s role in agro-allied products exports and markets across Europe. In its latest drive, ABX World, an EUC cargo agent, has signed agreement with Arik Air and Skyway Aviation Ground Handling Company (SAHCOL) as cargo airline and process handling company, respectively.

Both Arik Air and SAHCOL are also EU certified with ACC3 and RA3 certifications respectively.

EUC compliance assessment is defined as a “demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled.”

Relying on a thriving partnership, ABX World, fully backed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as an “Authorized Cargo Agent”, is set for an unrivaled speedy export of agro-allied products, especially perishable items such as vegetables and fruits.

Obviously, the stability and sustainability of the world economy have been and still depend on agriculture, because agriculture is the major source of survival for man, animals and the industrial sectors through the provision of food and raw materials according to STAN in 2000.

According to the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ABX WORLD, Captain John T Okakpu, Nigeria has immense agricultural potential, even as only 40% of her 84 million hectares of arable land cultivated, plus 263 billion cubic meters of water – (having two of the largest rivers in Africa).

In addition, Nigeria has the required manpower to support agricultural expansion. With an estimated 80 million farmers, Nigeria can cultivate enough food for its people and feed the world too, Captain Okakpu said optimistically.

He added that, ABX World believes tapping into the sector can only be sustainable when the private sector expertise is allowed to thrive

He said, “There is a need to engage the private sector, investors, local banks and International Financial Institutions with the view of connecting (Supply chain) the vast investment opportunities of Nigeria Agriculture with local and international investors.