By Sandra Chukwunyere
The Executive Director Finance and Administration of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr BashirJamoh has emerged the National President of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Administration (CIoTA).
Jamoh’s emergence as the new helmsman of the transport academy, transport was after the then president, Prof. Ogwude Innocent, who stepped down from his exotic position after serving the institute for good five years of a meritorious service to the great institute.
This took place recently at an event to mark the institute’s 2008 National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Oyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.
The event which had the theme: ‘National Transport Commission and the Development of Transport Industry” was a congregation stakeholders or what some called delegates from Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, Imo State, Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) and other delegates from other federal universities across the federation as well as delegates from the maritime apex regulatory body, NIMASA fully represented at the conference.
While responding during his acceptance speech, the new chairman and president of the Council of the institute, Mr Jamoh thanked the members of the institute for the trust and confidence reposed on him by electing him the president and chairman of the institute.
Jamoh promised to bring to fore the wealth of his experience to move the institute forward.
He said that for this to work, he would apply what he called team work meaning he will work with other elected members of the executive so as to achieve the desired purpose thereby taking the institute to the next level.
The NIMASA ED equally solicited doe the cooperation all and sundry in order to attain the desired height.
While commending the Board of Trustee (BOT) for their zealousness, commitment and determination to take the institute to where it is today, saying specifically that the Board headed by Zeb Ikokido for coordinating the affairs of the institute, ensuring that the election went well.
On his response, Mr. Sani Adamu Muazu becomes the National Treasurer, while Mr. Kenneth Ibiama on his own emerged the
National Provost of the institute among others.
In another development, the institute used the opportunity offered them by the event to confer the institute’s fellowship awards to some deserving Nigerians.
Those conferred with the institute’s fellowship award include: the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, a former Executive Director of NPA, Mr. Sotonve Inyeinengi-Etomi, Managing Director/CEO of Orava Nigeria Limited, Mr. Darlibgton Ofor, MD/CEO White Dove Shipping Company Limited, Mr. Christopher Ucheobi, Director Road Traffic, Federal Ministry of Works Power and Housing, Engr. Onyekanmi Jacob and Alhaji Abdullssalam Gambo and Engr. Rotimi Fashakin both Executive Directors at NIMASA.
Others awarded with such fellowship award are Mr. Akin Makinde, Ms Ifeoma Ezedinma and Barr. Mrs. Ala Dublin-Green, who are Directors Inland Transport Services, Regulatory Services and Deputy Director Legal Services respectively at the Nigeria Shippers’ Council, Centre for Logistics and Transport Studies, University of port Harcourt, Dr. Gladys Emenike, Director of Administration, Emsee Shipping/Ibru Organisation, Sir Henry Muogho and Deputy Director Administration in charge of Transport,.NIMASA, Mr. Kabir Murnai.
- The CIoTA, according to Jamoh, remains the foremost transport institute in Nigeria that focuses on training human capacity building in the transport and other related sectors of the economy, insisting that it has adopted or added ”charter” its name through status accorded to it by the National Assembly.