How Emmanuel Okoduwa Is Redefining Transport & Logistics Business In Nigeria

How Emmanuel Okoduwa Is Redefining Transport & Logistics Business In Nigeria

Motor freight is one of the two available forms of ground transport and is the movement of cargo by truck. These trucks are engineered to haul containers mounted on chassis. When properly managed, and trade flows allow for it, a trucker can deliver a full container and return with another ; That’s what Mr Emmanuel Okoduwa does. He has the background knowledge in logistics and certified in Automobile Importing.  Mr. Emmanuel O. Okoduwa (MJF, ACWM, ACISM) is the Managing Director Emmadila International Logistics Ltd, a company dedicated to easing the logistics problems across Africa & Worldwide. A certificate Automobile Importer.  The company was incorporated with Corporate Affairs Commission Of Nigeria on the 18th day of September, 2019.

Emmadila specializes in scheduled and non-scheduled transport services, sales of all kind of vehicles, sales of vehicle accessories, vehicle maintenance, clearing and forwarding agent, Import and Export and general services.

Its vision is to operate a leading company in the transport sector, leading the way to improvement for prompt and efficient service across Nigeria and beyond.

In 2021, Emmadila partnered with Altuntop a foreign company in Turkey that manufactures machineries for feed production, rice milling, animal feed, Cassava processing plants, etc.  Their partnership is geared towards setting up an Assembly Plant in Nigeria for sales of these machines at affordable price and reduced maintenance cost. This partnership will ease the stress of going abroad to buy those machines and importing them at high cost.

Okoduwa reaches out to humanity through a charity club. He is a member of Ikeja Metro Lions clubs Nigeria, of Lions Clubs  International established originally in 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, by Melvin Jones. It is now headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. As of January 2020, it had over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members (including the youth wing Leo) in more than 200 countries and geographic areas around the world.

Lions Club Is a non for profit charity organization, championed to serving humanity,Where men and women are guided by kindness to serve our communities and the world in times of need. 

In these times of adversity, Lions around the world are safely answering the call to service. From food delivery for healthcare workers to providing medical supplies where they’re needed most, Lions and Leos are finding ways to show how kindness matters.



Logistics firms, which are involved directly or indirectly in the movement, storage, and flow of goods, have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As an integral part of value chains, both within and across international borders, logistics firms facilitate trade and commerce and help businesses get their products to customers. Supply chain disruptions to the sector caused by the pandemic could, therefore, impact competitiveness, economic growth, and job creation.



The fallout of Covid-19 on the logistics and transport sectors of the Nigerian economy is very high. The fact that transport is a derived demand was exemplified at this period. Owing to the huge disruptions in the value chain of our production lines, as well as the supply chain nodes, the demand on transportation and even the logistics support for moving the products stalled, and resulted in quasi-halt on the economy.  Additionally, the sudden eruption of CIVID-19 and its impact, showed the level of ignorance of some government institutions on the essence of logistics and transport, in sustaining an economy or even a project.


This can be evidenced by the fact that the committee handling matters relating to COVID-19 in Nigeria did not want to disrupt the manufacturing process or create additional bottle necks at the sea ports. They declared that the ports are open for business and that companies producing medical products or pharmaceuticals supplies are not covered by the lockdown order. In doing this, they did not consult with the experts or the Institute in determining how that chain can lead to a good success. On account of that failing, while the ports are up and running, some organizations that are to take in the wares from the seaports were closed down. In some others, while the wares were taken in for production, and their production lines were being sustained by the new wares, they encounter filled warehouses and suffer in outlets as they could neither proceed to the markets nor reach their wholesalers. Even at this point, there was no arrangement by the government to take up their excess products. In yet another scenario, where the wares for some factories were arriving, their workers were not at work, due to the lockdown. In this type of situation, every organization experienced its own impact of COVID-19.

On the whole, there were disruptions in the value chain, as well as the supply chain processes of many organizations, resulting in supply scarcities and in the mild inflationary pressure. What stood out this time was the ability of third party logistics firms such as Emmadila International Logistics Ltd to try to meet up with orders. The notable firm, as quickly as, at the onset of the lockdown, signed up logistics firms for distributing their wares. While some succeeded in making the supplies, the others did not open and the absence of additional storage space for the logistics firms, affected their efficiency in taking in new orders, as they were becoming unable to get out the ones with them.

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