CIOTA to build world-class transport administration institute
• Articulates road map for growth
The Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA), has said it will build a reputation as a world class institute by providing and advancing top notch study, training, certification, and practice of transport management and administration, and other related matters.
CIOTA also articulated strategic road map for its growth and development, following the recent enactment of the act establishing the Institute by the Federal Government.
Speaking at its maiden news conference in Lagos, yesterday, CIOTA National President, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said the Institute will expand transportation practice footprint across the country by becoming a reputable organisation, based on the mandate of the act establishing it.He added that the six geo-political zones will be duly covered to lead specific transportation-related initiatives from the roads in the East, to the North-Central where a lot of mining is presently going on while in Lagos, the hub of the South-West, focus will be on pipelines, cable transportation and aviation.
CIOTA also intends to establish valuable partnerships and strategic alliances with all target stakeholders such as the Federal Ministry of Transport, and other related Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) in aviation, roads, rail, maritime, pipelines, transport, labour and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
Jamoh said CIOTA will continue to train professionals, and also advise government and all stakeholders to adopt and implement global best practices in transport administration, while also appreciating the 8th National Assembly for passing the bill, and President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to make it an act.
Jamoh had during his investiture as the Institute’s president earlier in the year, promised that his administration will prioritise attainment of a charter status to make it a leading voice in Nigeria’s transport sector. He said the attainment of charter status had been a long struggle, and a lot of hard work, which involved building on the legacy of his predecessors because institutional building is a continuum.
CIOTA is a professional body dedicated to broadening and improving the knowledge, skills and experience of its members in the practice of efficient transport management or an intermodal mode basis covering road, rail, air and pipeline/petroleum.It was founded in 1944, in Great Britain, and organised throughout the vast transport industry worldwide as an association of professional transport managers and administrators with more than 30,000 membership strength.
The Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (Nigeria chapter), was incorporated as an autonomous transport professional body on September 22, 1986, under the Land Perpetual Succession Act Cap 98.The institute has grown steadily in membership within Nigeria, to more than 2,000 members, and attracted transport professionals from all sectors of the industry.
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