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Buhari signs Bill establishing Chartered Institute of Transport Administration, Nigeria

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, President of CIoTA

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Bill for an Act establishing
the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration,  Nigeria (CIOTA).

This follows the passage of the
bill by both chambers of the National Assembly for Presidential Accent.
Disclosing the development to journalists in Lagos, the President of
CIOTA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh commended the President for his speedy response to the
He said that the signing of the
Bill into an Act was an expressed of this administration’s  commitment to issues of transportation,  and that the institute would continue to do carryout
its responsibilities in order to enhance transportation in Nigeria.
According to Dr. Jamoh “ The Bill Establishing the Chartered Institute
of Transport Administration of 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 and researches. 
“As a chartered
institute we would continue to do our best to bring to the front burner germane
issues that would grow our transport sector especially how to enhance the
country’s intermodal transport system” he said.
Explaining the bill, the CIOTA President said that the Act that
establishes the institute charges it with the responsibility of advancing the
study, training and practice of transport management and administration in
Nigeria and other related matters.
He said this would enable
members of CIOTA to continuously contribute to matters regarding transportation
in Nigeria, a duty which he promised that the association under his watch would
be dedicated to.
In his words: “this bill assures all our members of the Professional
status of our institute and encourage others to join us as we strive to help the
Government revamp the entire transport sector”
Nigeria an affiliate of IOTA United Kingdom which was established as The Institute of Transport Administration was
founded in 1944 as The Institute of Traffic Administration. 
By special
resolution passed on 29 January 1981 the Institute’s membership resolved to
change its name to The Institute of Transport Administration.

original objectives, which continue to this day, are to broadening and improve
the knowledge, skills and experience of its members in the practice of
efficient and effective transport management, relating to all spheres of
transportation including road, rail, sea, air as well as pipelines.

This is
achieved by maintaining and enhancing the professional standing and knowledge
of transport management through the Institute’s education, training and
compliance programs and meetings, by providing considered professional opinion
on current and proposed transport legislation.

Bashir Jamoh was elected the President of the Institute in February 2019 and he promised that one of the
first hurdles he would like to cross was to make IOTA a Chartered institute, which he has successfully achieved.

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