By Kalu Emetu
The FCT Director of Road Traffic Services, Alhaji Wadata Aliu Bodinga has been conferred with the prestigious Fellowship Award by the The Chartered Institute of Transportation and Logistics, (CILT) at the 2018 National Conference of the Institute.
The annual national conference which recently took place in the nation’s commercial city of Lagos had the theme: Truck in freight logistics system; Issues in Nigerian Economic Development; admitted twenty of its reputable members into the Fellowship class of the body.
The award given to Bodinga was in recognition of his numerous contributions in promoting safer road use and discipline in Abuja and beyond.
While reacting to the development during an interaction with Abuja Digest Weekly in his office, Bodinga noted that nothing pays like hard work. He urged Nigerians, especially the younger ones to always strive for the best at all times irrespective of one’s environment.
He further explained that for one to be admitted to the fellowship rank of any professional body like CILT, it is a great responsibility which no awardee should fall short of. Although excited, Bodinga expressed the fact that he will have to work harder to justify the honour.
Continuing, he explained that CILT is a professional body in the Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain Management sector that educates, trains, researches, develops, and processes systems for the good of the society.
According to him, “it has the vision of promoting the development of the art and science of Logistics, Transport and Supply chain in all its ramifications.” The recipient holds two Masters degrees in Transport and Logistics, from the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU- Zaria, and Business Administration from the Uthman Danfodio University, Sokoto respectively.
It would be recalled that the CILT Nigeria was founded in 1958 and operates under the Royal Charter as an International Branch now a Territory. The National patron of the Institute is the Minister of Transport Rotimi Chibuike Amechi. The Institute is saddled with the functions of Education and training, certification, setting standards of practice and licensing of practice in Nigeria.
The awardees also included; Rear Admiral Ogbuewu Emele Udo Emele (Rtd), an alumus of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru Jos from the Military Logistics sector; Dr Mrs Geraldine N. Okeudo of the Academia, Mr Raji Taiwo Fatai from the Aviation mode, Mr. Chibuzo Barnabas Eke of the Maritime Mode and Mr. Adegbenga Adewori Osinowo from the Pipeline Mode among others.