Politics & Governance

Katsina Govt. Reveals Plans To Host Stakeholder Conference On Transportation

The Governor of Katsina State, Mallam Umaru Dikko Radda, has announced that the state government will host the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) North West Conference. 

The announcement comes after a courtesy visit from the institute’s President, Prince Segun Obayendo, FinsTA, highlighting the strong partnership between the state government and CIoTA.

During the visit, Governor Radda was honoured with an honorary fellowship by CIoTA, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the transportation sector. 

His visionary leadership has spearheaded landmark projects, including the commissioning of the Funtua Dry Port, a cargo handling and logistics hub, and the construction of a second outer ring road, significantly enhancing connectivity and reducing travel time. 

These achievements have transformed Katsina State into a thriving regional hub for inter-modal transportation, showcasing the Governor’s commitment to infrastructure development and economic growth.

The CIoTA North West Conference aims to bring together transportation experts, stakeholders, and policymakers to discuss practical solutions, best practices, and emerging trends in the industry. The event will showcase Katsina State’s achievements in transportation and its potential for future growth.

The CIoTA delegation was led by the president of the Institute, Prince Segun Ochuko Obayendo, FinsTA. It comprised Deputy President, Hon Umar Sanda Iya FInstTA, Auditor General Aminu Muktar MInstTA, National Publicity Secretary Mrs. Chinwe Uwaegbute FinsTA, Registrar of the institute, Mr. Rasheed Aiyelabegan, FinsTA and the North West Coordinator, Malam Haruna Musa. 

The delegation was warmly received by top government officials, including Deputy Governor Farouk Lawal Jobe, Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Barrister Abdullahi Garba Faskari, Chief of Staff Mallam Jabiru Salisu Abdullahi Tsauri, Commissioner for Works, Housing, and Transportation, Dr Sani Magaji Ingawa, Chairman House Committee on Transportation, Hon Zahradeen Usman Sani, and Special Adviser on Public Sector Reforms, Alhaji Usman Isiyaku Finsta, formerly Head of Service, along with other dignitaries from the state.

The conference promises to be a landmark event, fostering collaboration and innovation in the transportation sector. 

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