It is now more news that the Lagos State chapter of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, CILT-Lagos has has successfully conducted their election for the choice of those that will pilot the affairs of the institute for the next two years, but the main news is that new set of elected executive officers have emerged and it would be headed by Comrade Bashir Ambi Mohammed as the Chairman.
Others are TPL. Abdulkarim-Yusuf Soledotun Titilope as Vice Chairman and Mr Aina Akinbode as Secretary General.
The incoming Chairman and his team were advised to come up with names of competent hands to fill in the gap for the remaining positions for ratification.
In his acceptance speech, Chairman elect Comrade Ambi who spoke on behalf of his team, thanked members for their confidence and assured them that he will definitely add value professionally to the institute .
Ambi said” We will come up with new initiatives that will further enhance professionalism and add value to the chapter.
Inaugurating the newly elected officers, the Deputy National Vice President of CILT-Nigeria, Dr. Alban Igwe, urged the incoming executives to exhibit professionalims in other to achieve viable results in the logistics and transport sector.
Igwe, reminded the team that CILT was fast spreading across the globe due to its significance to logistics and transport, adding that the institute has moved from over 300 countries to 400 countries in the world.
He told the new executives about the importance of the chapter which evidently domiciled in the commercial nerve centre of the country, hence the need for them to improve on their membership drive .
He commended the electoral committee for the transparent way the exercise was conducted.
Also speaking, the National Vice President (West）Mrs Magret Ogbonna, FCILT told the gathering that Lagos chapter outshines other chapters in the country as far as professionalism is concern.
“Lagos intimidates and outshined all other chapters in the country when it comes to any professional function due to its highest committed professional membership and I want to implore the executives to maintain the tempo.
Ogbonna, however commended the out going executives for their sacrifice to the chapter.
Also, she tasked the incoming executive to uphold the spirit of ”team work” for excellent professional results.
Speaking earlier, the out going Chairman of the chapter, Mr. James Okpaluwa, gave the stewardship of his administration and thanked members for their supports.
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He informed the newly elected executives to contact them for guidance whenever the needs arises.
However, the Electoral Committee Chairman Mrs. Juliana Saka, FCILT who before the election had requested members to observed a minute silence in honour of the Late Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and others who died as a result of ill-fated plane crashed in less than 24-hours.
She commended members for their maturity and commitment to the exercise despite the early morning rain yet members attended.
Saka however announced the results, saying the electoral committee had disqualified two aspirants for their glaring disregard to the electoral laws, ranging from failure to fill and submit the form as at when due saying that “Is even online, proxy, etc.”
The election had 3 – Council Members of the Institute in attendance to monitored the exercise of the elections which was conducted successfully in a free and fair atmosphere.