The International body of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT) has elected a Nigerian transport colossus, Magayaki Zauzau Ibrahim Jibril as the International Vice President and Chairman Africa Region. The newly elected executives were inaugurated during the annual CILT Africa forum held from April 24 to 27 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.
The 2023 conference, which had its theme as; “Logistics & Infrastructure development as an engine for sustainable implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)”, with the discussants drawn from various countries within and outside Africa focused on issues pertaining to supply chain, logistics and transport issues affecting the African Continent.
Speaking at the event, Ibrahim Jibril expressed his appreciation to the International President, Paul Sainthouse and the President-Elect for their efforts taking the body to greater heights, while also assuring the newly elected executives of the body will ensure to consolidate on the achievements of the outgoing executives.
“I appreciate the good work the President is doing in the international secretariat at the international level. We appreciate what you have been doing so far. At this point, I cannot but appreciate the President-Elect; we are very proud in Africa of your achievements; we are very proud of what you have been doing in over two decades in Africa to take us to the level that we are now and we will continue to appreciate you. I will want to assure you that with your appointment as the President-Elect, and subsequently International President; Africa is in it together with you”, he said.
The newly elected Vice President Ibrahim Jibril has Advanced Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree, in both Public Administration and a Master Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy. He retired in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as a Director.
While in NIMASA, as a Director, he supervised the Maritime Capacity Building, Corporate Planning & Statistics, Administration & HR, Reform Coordination & Strategic Management and Maritime Labour Services Departments.
He is a long-standing Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Chartered Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Fellow of the Institute of Supervision and Leadership and Companion of the Nautical Institute (CNI), London. He is a former International Vice President of CILT in London and also the former President and Chairman of Council of CILT, Nigeria. He is also the Magayaki Zauzau in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
The CILT African forum is a major continental event for Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, International, organized annually and rotated among Africa member countries. The Africa Forum provides a platform for Governments, Individuals, Students, and Corporate Organisations to share, learn and promote professional and business interests.
The event had in attendance world-renowned global industry experts, speakers, business leaders, ministers, policymakers, and over seven hundred (700) delegates from across Africa and beyond.
Among the participants were President CILT Nigeria, Mrs. Ekong Mfon Usoro, President CILT International, Paul Sainthouse among other notable stakeholders.