The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi received in audience members of the Executive Committee of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) led by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Rasheed Aiyelabegan, FInstTA.
The courtesy visit followed the inauguration of the Kogi State Chapter of the professional body under the Chairmanship of Professor Musilimu A. Adetunji on 30th January 2024 at the Faculty of Social Sciences Board Room, Federal University Lokoja.
During the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor, at the behest of the CIOTA's Registrar, expressed the University's willingness to enter into a strategic partnership with the Institute to run professional programmes in transport management and administration at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, beginning with certificate and diploma programmes, as well as establishing a Center for the Institute in FUL, among other aspects of the proposed collaboration.
Professor Akinwumi, therefore, directed relevant stakeholders and the Department of the University to work in synergy with the Institute to bring up a workable proposal for consideration. The meeting which was attended by the Principal Officers, Dean of Social Sciences, and Head of the Department of Geography, witnessed the exchange of gifts and souvenirs between both Institutions.
The CIOTA, formerly the Institute of Transport of Nigeria (IOTA), is the leading premier Chartered professional transport body in Nigeria providing training, membership, and certification of transport professionals. With a presence in 28 States in Nigeria, the Chartered Institute was first established in Great Britain, United Kingdom in 1944 as a professional body dedicated to promoting education to serve the emerging requirements of transport administration.
Other members of the newly inaugurated executive of CIOTA Chapter in Kogi State were:
1. Engineer Ahmed Enesi Dauda - Vice Chairman (Chief VIO, Kogi State)
2. Assoc. Prof. A. D. Ali - Secretary (Lecturer, FUL)
3. Dr. Senator Endurance Okosun - PRO (Lecturer, FUL)
4. Engineer Mohammed Dangana - Treasurer (NIWA Staff)
5. Mr. Idris Shaib - Auditor, (Chairman, Idris Shaib & Co.)
6. Mrs. A. Hannah - Financial Secretary (NIWA Staff). See more pictures here