The international body of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT) has elected Magayaki Zauzau Ibrahim Jibril, a Nigerian transport colossus, 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; ‘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 appreciation to the International President, Paul Sainthouse and the President-Elect for their efforts in taking the body to greater heights, while assuring that the newly elected executives of the body will consolidate 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.
Ibrahim Jibril has Advanced Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree, in both Public Administration and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
He retired from 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 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 the Council of CILT, Nigeria. He is also the Magayaki Zauzau in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
The CILT African forum is a major continental event for the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, International, organised annually and rotated among African 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 Mfon Usoro, president of CILT Nigeria; Paul Sainthouse, president of CILT International, among other notable stakeholders.