The President/Chairman of the Chatered Institute of Transportion, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has said that the prestigious professional membership of the institute will be given to deserving men and women with enviable socio-economic activities at the mid-year induction ceremony which is very significant in the annals of this institute.
According to him, this is because, hitherto the induction event was usually held only at the Institute’s annual summits held in Abuja.
At the CiOTA Mid-Year Membership Induction Ceremony in Lagos, Jamoh stated that the induction of distinguished and eminent individuals at the auspicious occasion is in line with the Institute’s culture of churning out professionals to meet the demands for knowledge and certification of professionals in the sector.
According to him, CIoTA has raised the bar as the only chartered transport and administration institute in Nigeria.
Upon conferment of membership, grades, the new Inductees who took the oath of allegiance were
charged to be excellent ambassadors with the obligation to pursue and actualize the Mission and Vision of the Institute.
He said that CIoTA is a progressive Institution that will not relent in advocating for an efficient and effective transportation systems across all the modes for greater national economic prosperity.
In his remark, the Deputy President Mr. Darlington Ofor stated that “CIoTA has always played the leading role in the actualization of seamless and reliable support for the development of the transport Sector across all the modes and urged transport Stakeholders to continue to collaborate for professional utilization of professional expertise in the Sector.”
The Chairman of the occasion His Royal Highness Oba Rafiu Balogun who spoke through his representative, a Governing Council member, Dr. Dom Obiajulu disclosed that the present administration is working to consolidate on the Institute’s mandate through the implementation of policies that will bring significant improvement from the foundation laid by its founding fathers.
Oba Rafiu Balogun advised that all members must play their integral roles in contributing and ensuring meaningful development of the sector so as to stay in line with the vision,
The Honourable Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, while making his remarks said that the State is committed to meeting the transport needs of a rapidly growing population through the introduction of Lagos Bus Services Limited. He went ahead to explain the ongoing projects currently under execution in the bid to continue providing a well-structured transport system that will address traffic gridlocks across the metropolis.
The Speakers Professor Bamidele Badejo and Prof. Charles Asenime in their presentation projected the appropriateness of the theme of the induction ceremony, “Building Professional Career in the Transport Industry”, and informed the inductees to utilize the privilege of being part of the memorable event and network for deeper synergy and collaboration across the modes for strategic integration of purpose.
The Interim Executive Chairman coordinating the Institute’s Affairs in Lagos State Dr. Taiwo Salaam and other Executive Dr. Adeyemi Ajao stated that
CIoTA will continue to advocate for solutions that will bring significant improvement to the transportation needs for all Nigerians.
The new Inductees were advised to apply their knowledge and robust content of the Institute’s curriculum as a standard in executing their professional roles for a transportation Sector that will optimally be beneficial to everyone’s day to day movement.
Anyika, urged the new members to continue to expand their knowledge frontier, expanding their professional prowess through the professional qualification.
Anyika in her closing remarks assured all stakeholders that the Institute will continue to advocate for an integrated transport system across all the modes that will strategically position the country to achieve greater socio economic developments.