Collaborations necessary for effective transport administration- CIoTA President, Jamoh

·   Institute advocates use of other ports in addition to Lagos
·     Hopeful Summit proffers lasting solutions to Apapa gridlock

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, CIoTA President
As the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) concludes plans for its Summit scheduled for Dec. 3-5, 2019, at the Musa Ya’Adua Conference Centre in Abuja, a key discourse will be on the importance of collaborations among various agencies concerned with transport management.
Briefing newsmen in Lagos on Friday, President of the Institute, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said all ideas and initiatives planned for better management of the transportation system would need different levels of partnerships among relevant agencies, for the desired success to be achieved.

CIoTA President, Dr. Bashir Jamoh(Left) and Head of Media/Publicity Planning Sub-Committee of CIoTA Summit,  Mr. Isichei Osamgbi during the news briefing in Lagos 

Speaking on the perennial traffic gridlock in Apapa, Jamoh said the situation , which had brought hardship on everyone living there or having some business to do there, would be addressed comprehensively with the hope that professional contributions would proffer the needed solution.

Jamoh, who is also an Executive Director at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), added that the institute would continue to offer professional advice to the government, in order to properly address the issues of transportation affecting trade.

His words: “CIoTA as an institute cannot achieve all these alone, except by collaborating with relevant government bodies, which include the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, the Federal Ministry of Aviation, NIMASA, the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, the Federal Road Safety Commission, and with other well-meaning organisations, related national associations and the security agencies, as well as the media.

“In CIoTA, we will constantly offer professional advice to government on issues relating to transportation and we will also continue train our members, so that they will be in tandem with modern day realities and best practices as regards transportation.”  

The summit themed “Unlocking the Potentials of Transportation for Sustainable Development” will have its key focus on the need and importance of intermodal transport system for the benefit of trade improvement in Nigeria, Jamoh said.

The CIoTA President also said that issues would be addressed to push for the use of other ports than those in Lagos, as the Apapa and Tin-can Island Ports in Lagos have become overstretched beyond their capacities and subjected to congestion.

He disclosed that speakers for the event include the heads of the various maritime regulatory agencies and key operators in the maritime industry.

Special guests for the event include the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as Guest of Honour; the Aviation Minister, Mr. Hadi Serika; the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; and the Minister of State for Transportation, Ms Gbemisola Saraki among other personalities.