The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has inaugurated the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) in Abuja on Friday 4th of December 2020.
The Governing Council of CIOTA is vested with powers by the Act establishing it, to provide general policy guidelines for the effective administration of the Institute.
Simultaneously, the Council for the Registration of Transportants (CORTRANS) which has powers to regulate and control the practice of professional transport management and administration in all its ramifications was also inaugurated by the minister.
The inauguration was part of the highpoint of the 2nd National Transport Summit with the theme “Building Sustainable Transport Infrastructure in Nigeria: Opportunities, Innovations, and Technologies”.
The minister asserts that CIOTA plays a critical role in the growth of transportation in the country and that his ministry would collaborate with CIOTA to enable it to achieve its objectives.
Speaking at the inauguration, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, the national president of the council, said the institute has begun the process of making transportation a professional sector in the country. He said the move was to ensure that the sector achieved the global best standards and practices.
The president further stated that the institute would draw up a curriculum and get approval from the ministry of education to keep the professionals abreast of professionalism in the transport sector.
In her closing remarks, the National Publicity Secretary of CIOTA, Mrs. Chizoba Anyika, said the new executive would work to professionalize the transport sector.
Anyika said this would be achieved through constant training and data management of the sector and work towards empowering members.