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Collaborations necessary for effective transport administration- CIoTA President, Jamoh

·   Institute advocates use of
other ports in addition to Lagos

·     Hopeful Summit proffers lasting
solutions to Apapa gridlock

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, CIoTA President
As the Chartered Institute of
Transport Administration (CIoTA) concludes plans for its Summit scheduled for
Dec. 3-5, 2019, at the Musa Ya’Adua Conference Centre in Abuja, a key discourse
will be on the importance of collaborations among various agencies concerned
with transport management.

Briefing newsmen in Lagos on Friday,
President of the Institute, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said all ideas and initiatives
planned for better management of the transportation system would need different
levels of partnerships among relevant agencies, for the desired success to be achieved.

CIoTA President, Dr. Bashir Jamoh(Left) and Head of Media/Publicity Planning Sub-Committee of CIoTA Summit,  Mr. Isichei Osamgbi during the news briefing in Lagos 

Speaking on the perennial traffic
gridlock in Apapa, Jamoh said the situation , which had brought hardship on everyone living there or having some business to do there, would be addressed comprehensively
with the hope that professional contributions would proffer the needed

Jamoh, who is also an Executive Director
at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), added that
the institute would continue to offer professional advice to the government, in
order to properly address the issues of transportation affecting trade.

His words: “CIoTA as an institute
cannot achieve all these alone, except by collaborating with relevant
government bodies, which include the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the
Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, the Federal Ministry of Aviation,
NIMASA, the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, the
Federal Road Safety Commission, and with other well-meaning organisations,
related national associations and the security agencies, as well as the media.

“In CIoTA, we will constantly offer
professional advice to government on issues relating to transportation and we
will also continue train our members, so that they will be in tandem with
modern day realities and best practices as regards transportation.”  

The summit themed “Unlocking the
Potentials of Transportation for Sustainable Development” will have its key
focus on the need and importance of intermodal transport system for the benefit
of trade improvement in Nigeria, Jamoh said.

The CIoTA President also said that
issues would be addressed to push for the use of other ports than those in
Lagos, as the Apapa and Tin-can Island Ports in Lagos have become overstretched
beyond their capacities and subjected to congestion.

He disclosed that speakers for the
event include the heads of the various maritime regulatory agencies and key
operators in the maritime industry.

Special guests for the
event include the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as
Guest of Honour; the Aviation Minister, Mr. Hadi Serika; the Minister of Works
and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; and the Minister of State for
Transportation, Ms Gbemisola Saraki among other personalities.

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