Investiture Ceremony, CloTA Promises to Reform Transportation System

By Sandra Chukwunyere

*** Seeks Collaboration With Other Agencies

The charted Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria(CIoTA) President, Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh has promised that its administration would collaborate with other agencies to tackle challenges of traffic in Nigeria especially in Apapa, Lagos State. 

The newly President of the Institute, Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh made the promise on Tuesday during his investiture and inauguration as the President of the Institute in Lagos.

Dr Jamoh who is also the  Executive Director, Finance And Administration, Nigeria Maritime Administration And Safety Agency (NIMASA)  promises that his administration will work with the federal government to ensure utilization of inland water ways and ensure that other means of transportation such as raw way, pipelines, cargo are adequately looked into and achieve his goal in his tenure. 

He stated  that with the cooperation of the Board of Trustees and executives, the Institute would categorise the plans of salvaging the sector into short, medium and long term plans.

In his words, “The government, the Chartered Institute through detailed and disciplinary research will inform government and relevant stakeholders of optional policy choices and associated outcomes in Nigeria in the transport sector”

“We are planning to categorise our plans in short, medium and long term plans.

Jamoh continues “With the short term plan, we intend to use volunteer services particularly with use of Corp members to make sure we alleviate the suffering of Apapa area as we have been challenged by stakeholders

“In the medium term, we will showcase our own position paper to work along with government to find a lasting solution through the use of multi modal transport system especially the railways.

“We will work with relevant stakeholders, legislature to ensure enabling legislation or amendments to provide enabling environment for transportation stakeholders to thrive”

In his response, The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside noted that collaboration of other relevant agencies and professional bodies remains the strong force for the development and effective transportation sector in Nigeria.

Dakuku who was represented by the Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Mr. Gambo Ahmed, stated that the agency would continue to work with professionals in the transport and maritime industry to make the sector more viable and highly competitive. He expresses happiness and delight for Dr. Bashir Jamoh for emerging the winner at CIoTA just concluded election held in Uyo.