The President of the Chartered Institute of
Transport Administration (CIoTA) Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, has made known the
Institute’s plans to professionalise all aspects of transportation industry in
Nigeria for sustainable development.
a 3-Day National Transportation Summit organised by CIOTA at the Yar’ Adua
Centre in Abuja with the theme “Unlocking the Potentials of Transportation for
According to the CIoTA President,
“with the recent assent of Mr. President recognizing the Institute as the sole
professional body in the transport industry, CIoTA will engage all stakeholders
to ensure that all those involved in transport administration in Nigeria are
certified to enhance professionalism.”
institute’s plan to engage some graduate youths already mobilised for the
National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) as transport administration volunteers.
also work with other relevant government agencies like Federal Road Safety Corp
(FRSC) in carrying out its activities.
research aimed at solving most of the transport challenges in the country.
geared towards enhanced professionalism, according to Jamoh, will be done by
the institute through upgrading curriculum of transport training schools and
Buhari for the recent groundbreaking launch of the University of Transportation
in Daura and Katsina State and signing the CIoTA Bill into law.
Executive Secretary of Nigeria Shippers Council, Mr. Hassan Bello, decried the
absence of seamless links in the country’s transport infrastructure while
commending government efforts at getting them fixed.
economy and transportation in Nigeria if the economy must move faster with its
answer to several of Nigeria’s lingering transport issues since it is
organised, devoid of unhealthy rivalry and not having any distraction like
diversification of national revenue sources and the transport sector is
supportive of other businesses including creation of much needed employments.
and Tin Can Ports that had 24m metric tonnes capacity for cargo
handling, presently handles over 89m metric tonnes which gets them
rail and pipelines would bridge existing gaps in cargo delays and address the
perennial traffic in Apapa area of Lagos.
that the whole of Apapa should be handed over to Nigeria Ports Authority as a
way of getting it organised.
determine who does what and in which area of the port environment.
transport should not be left to non-professionals as Transport connects people
and businesses and should be a thing of pride to citizens.
country whose crude is carried at Free On Board (FOB) carriage mode causing
huge loss of freight components amounting to billions on Naira.