CIOTA President, Jamoh Happy Over Act

…Says Victory for Nigerian Transport Industry

By Sandra Chukwunyere

The National President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Management (CIOTA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh has expressed happiness over the recently passage the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIOTA) Bill by the national assembly and subsequently signing into law by president Muhammadu Buhari.
The now act was ”a bill seeking for the establishment of the Institute of Transport of Nigeria charged with the responsibility for advancing the study, training and practice of transport management and administration in Nigeria.”  
To the national president and members, the signing of the bill into was seen as a welcomed development and a thing of joy and victory to him and the Executive Council members and other members of the institute.
Dr. Jamoh however, noted that the victory of seeing their bill was passed and finally got assented to by the law makers the president, was a victory that not for only the members alone but is for the maritime transport sector in particular and the Nigerian as a nation.
The national president of CIOTA,  who was over excited over the matter spoke at a national press conference organized by the institute in Lagos on Monday alongside with the Executive Council Meeting (ECM) of the body with the theme: ”Charting the Course for the Nigerian Transport Sector as the Nation’s Flagship Professional Body Following the Recently Attained Charter Status of CIOTA”.
Recall that the CIOTA’s Bill which was one of the maritime related by bills that had been gathering dusts over the years at the National Assembly Abuja was passed and signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 24, 2019 after it went through rigorous passage of lower and upper chambers on April 17 and May 22, 2029.
According to the institute’s national president, President Muhammadu Buhari, by this single act has ushered in a new dawn and new direction for the entire maritime transport sector of the economy.
The highly elated national president, Jamoh, while expressing his heart felt joy and that of his members, thanked the number one citizen (PMB) for this noble gesture saying it is proactive steps towards moving the Nigerian transport sector forward.He promised that the institute is will and ready to carry on with the new functions vested on the through law.
He said: ”The six geographical zones would be duel covered to lead specific transportation related initiatives from water in the South-south to rail and inland in the North-east; roads in the East North-central in Kogi and Edo axis where a lot of mining is going on. We will also focus on pipeline, cable transportation and aviation in the hub of South-west.” 
Speaking on the Apapa gridlock,  Jamoh said , Apapa is the gateway to the nation’s economy and the Federal Government has already commenced s process there of tackling the menace by putting palliative in place.”  In the other hand, Jamoh promised that the institute would contribute professionally through professional advice on what and how government should go about Apapa gridlock and all the port access roads which are currently congested impassable.
The National Vice President, Dr. Oluropi Owolabi in his closing remarks said, the institute is ready and willing to mobilize all within its powers to enable it to impact on the development of the transport sector for the overall benefit of Nigeria.
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