CIoTA swears in Obayendo as president
Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) has sworn in Prince Segun Ochuko Obayendo as its new president, as well as other officers, during the institute’s yearly general meeting in Abuja, at the weekend.
Obayendo was declared winner of the institute’s election, held November 26, 2022, and was sworn-in as the second national president, since it became chartered in 2019, to succeed the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh.
The event, which was the last leg of the three-day occasion at the 4th edition of CIoTA’s National Transport Summit, had the theme, ‘Transport Safety and Security Administration in Nigeria’.
Also sworn-in alongside Obayendo are Umar Sanda Iya (Deputy National President), Philip Okoronkwo (National Secretary), Dr. Musa Jimoh (Assistant National Secretary), Ganiyu Jimba (National Treasurer), Mrs. Chinwe Uwaegbute (National Publicity Secretary), Aminu Muktar (National Auditor), Felicia Mfon Uki (Financial Secretary) and Adewale Bashir (National Provost).
In his inaugural speech, Obayendo appreciated efforts of the past executives and lauded their commitment to the growth of the institute. He reiterated his commitment to working with them for the growth of the institute and pledged to continue on the foundation of the chartered status the institute had under Jamoh.
He promised to increase advocacy for recognition and acceptance of CIoTA’s certification, promote global best practices in the transportation sector and create enabling environment for increased membership.
Obayendo is the Group Managing Director of Temple Group Limited, pioneer of Computerised Vehicle Inspection in Nigeria, with presence in over 25 states in the country.