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Buhari signs bill establishing Chartered Institute of Transport Administration

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Following the passage of the bill establishing the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) by both chambers of the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the bill into law by giving his Presidential Assent to the bill.

Bashir Jamoh, president of CIOTA, who disclosed this in Lagos recently, commended the President for the speedy response to the bill, according to a statement signed by Nnamdi Eronini, national secretary of CIOTA.

He said the Presidential assent showed how seriously the Buhari-led administration takes issue of transportation, adding that the institute would continue to do all it could to bring to fore, steps to address areas of concern that would enhance transportation in Nigeria.

“The Bill establishing CIoTA in Nigeria has got the much awaited Presidential assent and this goes to show that this government is willing to tackle the issue of transportation through studies. As an institute, we would continue to do our best to bring to the front burner germane issues that would grow our transport sector especially through the enhancement of intermodal transport system,” he said.

Explaining the bill, Jamoh said the Act that establishing the institute charged it with the responsibility of advancing the study, training and practice of transport management and administration in Nigeria.

This, he said, afforded members of CIOTA an avenue to continuously contribute to matters regarding transportation in Nigeria, a duty that he promised the association under his watch would be dedicated to.

“This bill assures members of the professional status of the institute and encourages others to join us as we strive to help the government revamp the entire transport sector,” he said.

IOTA Nigeria is an affiliate of IOTA United Kingdom which was established as The Institute of Transport Administration,  founded in 1944 as The Institute of Traffic Administration. By a special resolution passed on 29 January 1981 the Institute’s membership resolved to change its name to The Institute of Transport Administration.

The objectives are geared towards broadening and improving the knowledge, skills and experience of its members in the practice of efficient and effective transport management, using all spheres of transportation including road, rail, sea, air as well as pipelines.

Bashir Jamoh was elected the President of the Institute in February 2019 and he promised to make IOTA a chartered institute.

 

Amaka Anagor-Ewuzie