Former Director General of the Nigerian Marítime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Barr Mfon Usoro, has been re-elected as the president of Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT-Nigeria).
In a press statement issued on Monday by CILT Publicity Committee Chairman, Bashir Ambi-Mohammed, Usoro, will run the institute for another 2-year tenure.
The election was conducted the Chairman Electoral Committee, Mrs. Rakiya Nuhu via a virtual platform for CILT members across the country and the polls was done in a free and fair atmosphere.
The newly elected executives are: National President, Barr. (Mrs.) Mfon Ekong Usoro; Deputy National President, Dr. Aminu Yusuf Musa; Vice President North, Billy Edwin Filibus; Vice President East, Borlo Peter Barku; Vice President West, Usoro Samuel Udo; Aviation Mode Representative, Queen Ajayi.
Others are: Logistics Mode Representative, Ngozi Okoro Blessing; Maritime Mode Representative, Salim Bello; Pipeline Mode Representative, Olawoye Mobolaji; Road Mode Representative, Sani Mathew Ibrahim; Railway Mode Representative, Dauda Akinola Olabayo; and the Female Representative, Juliana Obiageli Saka.
In her appreciation remarks, Usoro stressed the importance of putting aside the stress and ill feelings associated with electioneering by the time Institute meets at the AGM as it will be a meeting among friends, not foes or the opposition.
She, however, assured that the electoral process will continue to be fine-tuned to incorporate webinar manifesto evenings, scrutinize and verify achievements of officers who seek re-election, among others.
“I urge the outgoing and incoming officials to commence the handover and familiarization journey forthwith so that we hit the ground running after inauguration.”
“For the membership, let us congratulate ourselves for embracing change, for cooperating towards its success and not attempting to sabotage the process. A big shout out to the immediate past president of CILT, Mallam Jibril for introducing online voting. Though it was a hybrid (manual + electronic voting) in 2021, it laid a foundation which we used to defeat retrogressive arguments against the 100% electronic voting adopted this year. With this move, the transformed CILT has aligned with the modern processes of successful professional associations. We collectively share in the significant milestone attained yesterday,” she said.