By Innocent Orok
The immediate past Secretary General of the Abuja MOU and former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Barrister Mfon Ekong Usoro has been elected as the new President of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transports, Nigeria（CILT-NIG).The election was held on Saturday in Abuja.
Usoro got 154 votes to defeat two other male contestants; Chief Igna Owums who got 18 votes and Barr. Dr. Alban Igwe who got 12 votes.
Announcing the results of the election which was conducted both physically and virtually, the Chairperson of the CILT 2021 National elections, Mrs Moji Jimoh expressed happiness over the smooth electioneering process, and the professional conduct of members during the elections.
Other officers elected were; Dr. Aminu Yusuf (former DG, NITT Zaria), as the Deputy National President , Mrs Margret Ogbonnah, Vice President West,.While Billy D. Filibus was elected as Vice President North, Adeyinwo Olanisesede, Rail mode, Usman Shuaibu, Martime mode, Aviation mode goes to Queen N. Ajayi, Sani M. Ibrahim Road mode, while, Logistics Mode went to Bolaji O. Olowoye. Also elected were Olumode Ibrahim for Pipeline mode and Juliana O. Saka, Female Representave of the Council.
The founder of Women in Logistics and Transport （WILAT）globally, Haiya Aisha Ali Ibrahim retained her position as Permanent Council Member of CILT -Nig. While Dr Usman Gidado the International Vice President Nigeria is also a Council Member. Other Council members include the branch Chairmen and President of CILT Next generation.
Usoro took over from Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin who successfully completed his two terms in Office. Earlier in her acceptance speech, the President-elect, Barr. Mfon Usoro thanked all members for their supports. She stated that “CILT-NIG is for everyone, I invite all to come together and work as a team”.
She however stated that the election is over, there is no looser, but urged all members to be on board as this is a ”new era for Cilt -Nigeria”. The election was attended by professional members and was conducted peacefully in a free and fair atmosphere.