The Ogun State Government has reiterated its commitment to the best practices of road safety standardisation.
This was disclosed by the Corps Commander and Chief Executive Officer of the state’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) Olaseni Ogunyemi, while representing the state’s Commissioner of Transport, Engr Gbenga Dairo, at the inauguration of seven interim executive members to kick-start the activities of Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA) in Ogun State for the period of nine months.
The professional traffic manager and expertise, commended the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for creating enabling environment for transport sector to thrive in the state, having noticing its importance in building and sustainaining nation’s economy.
Cdr Ogunyemi, who also represented the CIoTa President, Mr Bashir Jamoh, said the Institute and TRACE had worked in synergy in repositioning its workforce and have achieved a milestone in the area of professional advancement.
“Our relationship has been quite cordial, long standing and professional. This is the evident from number of the members of staff who are today certified as CIoTA membership,” he said.
Jamoh in his prepared address, said “our vision was to develop the transport profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of transport practitioners, to enable them deliver exceptional value for their organisations.
“The national body will continue to provide leadership in driving the institute’s professional responsibility for the development of its members and transport art and science.”
Mr, Jamoh described Cdr Ogunyemi, who is also the CIoTA Southwest Coordinator as a very distinguished professional member, a dynamic and charismatic leader, noting that he was honoured with the appointment for his contributions to the institute.
“He has in no small measure contributed so greatly to the growth and advancement of our dear institute and achieving a competitive edge in professionalisation of TRACE staff through the mandatory acquisition of CIoTA membership certificate as a prerequisite for promotion and career advancement.”
The CIoTA Registrar/Secretary, Rasheed Aiyelabegan, while congratuting the newly executives which are Chairman, Michael Ajayi; Public Relations Officer (PRO) Adekunle Ajibade; Sodeinde Tokunbo, Member, Ami Ganiyu, Member, Margaret Ogunbiyi, Member, Kolawole Ajayi, Member, and Rolake Filani, Member, urged them to put in their best to enable the institute achieve its set goals in the state.
Aiyelabegan said CIoTA had been in existence for 36 years, but was formally known as Institute of Transport of Nigeria (IOTA), saying it was introduced to Ogun State after due consideration of the immense contributions of Cdr Ogunyemi.
The Ogun State Chapter Interim Chairman, Cdr Babatunde Ajayi, while speaking on behalf of other executives, commended the efforts and good works of his predecessors towards progress and development of the association.
Ajayi, who is also the TRACE Deputy Corps Commander, said the reason for the inauguration was because of their great ideas, thoughts and dedication of many years.
He reiterated the commitment to coordinate the activities of state chapter for a period of nine months after which election of substantive executive shall be conducted in line with the constitution.
Ajayi assured that they would surpassed expectations of the council, adding that they would not let the council down.
In his comment, the state’s CIoTA PRO, Cdr Ajibade, appreciated the governing council and entire members of the institute for establishing its branch in Ogun State.
He pledged on behalf of other members that they would work in unity and transparency to enable the Insttute achieve its goals in the state.