By DAPO OLAWUNI
The Chattered Institute of Transport Administration (CIOTA) on Tuesday conducted the maiden edition of it’s Road Safety Awareness Campaign which took place at Ojota New Garage, Lagos.
The theme of the campaign was “Natural Disasters, Road Worthiness and Safety Rule Enforcement in Nigeria”
According to a press statement sent to DAILY TREND by the National Publicity Secretary of CIOTA, Mrs Chizoba Anyika, the Institute carried out the campaign in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in view of the need to critically address the crisis of road accidents while professionally proffering workable solutions.
Speaking at the campaign, CIOTA President, Dr Bashir Jamoh said that the essence of the campaign is also to share knowledge and enlighten relevant stakeholders, operators and policy makers on global best practices on road use.
Dr Jamoh was represented by the National Publicity Secretary of CIOTA, Mrs. Chizoba Anyika who on behalf of the Council, specially appreciated the Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps and the Management of Lagos State Parks and Garage Management Committee for accepting the request to co-host the event in addition to providing the logistics support.
Dr Jamoh educated the participants on the vision, mission and core values of the Institute and its drive at maintaining professional standards and improving the skills of transport practitioners, enabling them to deliver exceptional value for their organizations.
In his speech, the Chairman, CIoTA Lagos State, Dr. Taiwo Salaam re-echoed the need for safety consciousness in ensuring road worthiness and professionalism of all drivers.
Other key members who spoke at the event were Special guest speaker Prince Segun Obayendo, GMD Temple Group/LACVIS, TRACE Ogun State Commander Prince Seni who was represented by Cdr Amin Ganiyu, Dr. Adeyemi Ajao, Secretary to Education and Training Committee.
They all re-echoed the Institute’s advocacy and collaboration initiatives towards mutually advancing the transport sector especially in the area of safety.
The former CIoTA President, Princess Mullikat Sanni also lent her voice to the campaign.
In his goodwill message, the representative of the Federal Roads Safety Corps, Lagos State Command Commander O. C Olakoju shared some road-use ethics and sensitized all participants on the need to be safety conscious while his colleague
Cdr Ayo ologun, enlightened the park Union members on step by step procedures for safer use of the roads especially as the “ember” month is approaching.
In his speech, Mr Ilemobola, representing MC Oluomo and Mr Ogundimu Chairman Ojota motor park were very delighted at the collaboration and applauded the Institute, its Registrar Mr Rasheed Aiyelabegan and his team for the laudable initiative which will transform the road transport sector for the better.
The event was anchored by PRO Lagos Chapter of CIOTA, Iya Shawama and the Institute’s Administrative Manager Mr. Daniel Aluma Ogbonna.
The Ojota new Garage venue of the event was filled to the brim with participants who were eager to strengthen the synergy and build a closer sectorial collaboration.