Jibril emerges national president…
Mr. Ibrahim Jibril has been elected as the National President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Nigeria as the Institute successfully elected new national executives on Saturday.
Speaking to MMS Plus shortly after the elections, the new president, Mr. Jubril said that under his leadership he would ensure that the Council works together to improve on the Institute’s governance system
“I want us to have an institute that all members would be proud to belong to. Logistics and Transport covers all aspects of our lives, so CILT should be able to cover all endeavours”
“Our goal is to bring in professionalism because we want the industry to recognize and accept us. The industry should be willing to partner with us and we also want to synergize with the government in such a way that we would make quality and meaningful policy input as it affects logistics and transport in Nigeria” Jibril told MMS Plus.
Similarly, the new Deputy National President, Mr. Alban Igwe said CILT was looking at setting up a new strategic agenda so that people can be expecting to see meaningful impact in the first one year.
Alban Igwe’s position as Deputy President was the most fiercely contested as he pulled 150 votes out of 266, while his opponent pulled 110 votes.
However, Mr. Ibrahim Jibril emerged National President with 217 votes out of 272 while his opponent, Professor Kayode Oyesiku could only gather 48 votes.
Most of the participants expressed satisfaction with the elections and hope in the new leadership.
The president of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Hamman told our correspondent that the elections were properly conducted and she commended the electorates for their patience to be accredited, cast their votes and wait for the results.
“The turnout is the biggest I have seen in CILT. People were patient from the accreditation to the voting and even the declaration of the results and winners. I’m sure that the Council didn’t expect the turnout to be as much as what we saw”, she said.
Hamman added that, “everybody was anxious to be accredited and to vote. It is a good thing because it means everyone wants to see the Institute grow and they want to make an input to that growth. So the new leadership shouldn’t disappoint the members but live up to their promises”.
The Aviation Chapter Chairman of CILT, Mr. Yerima Mustapha Othman also congratulated the newly elected executives headed by Mr. Ibrahim Jibril.
“Jibril has always been a modest and innovative leader in the CILT for sometime. His emergence as president is like icing the cake. He is the kind of person that you call the round peg in a round hole.
Mr. Yerima, who is also a Deputy General Manager at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) maintained that he was sure Jibril could deliver.
“With his versatility, things will definitely turnaround for good at the Institute”, Yerima added.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chairman, Lagos Chapter of CILT, Mr. Abdulfatai Adesokan admonished Mr. Jibril and the new leadership of the institute to stick to their manifesto and follow it to the letter.
Adesokan who is also the Chairman of CILT at the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) added that there had been some mistakes in the past in the management of the National secretariat.
“There have been lapses in the national secretariat which the new administration should be able to resolve. Membership upgrade has to be a continuous process, financial issues have to be resolved promptly and the issue of malpractices should be eradicated from the secretariat” Adesokan said.
By Kenneth Jukpor