President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Bayero Salih-Farah as the substantive Director-General and Chief Executive officer of Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT).
The Director, Public Affairs (NITT) Mr Paul Mshelizah, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Zaria.
He added that the appointment was communicated via a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Alhaji Sabiu Zakari which states that the appointment takes effect from Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.
Mashliza added that Zakari congratulated the new director-general on his appointment and wished him a successful tenure in office.
The letter read in part: “I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, by a letter Ref. No. PRES/99/MT/26, dated January 13, 2020, has approved your appointment as the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, Kaduna State.
“The appointment is for four years tenure effective from January 13, 2020 in accordance with Section 7 of the NITT Act Cap No. 116 LFN 2010.”
Salih-Farah was until his new appointment the Acting Director General/Chief Executive of the institute having been appointed in acting capacity on May 6, 2019.
Born on March 11, 1964, at Kagoro, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Salih-Farah attended Kpak, Local Education Authority Primary School from 1971 to 1976, after which he attended Katsina Teachers College from 1976 to 1981 where he obtained his Teachers’ Grade II Certificate.
He later proceeded to Usman Dan Fodio University formally University of Sokoto where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography in 1987.
He then obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration in 1992 form Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and another postgraduate Diploma in Transportation at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT, Zaria in 1995.
He then returned to ABU, Zaria in 1995 for his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and PhD in Management and Business Studies with Specialisation in Logistics and Freight Traffic Management from the prestigious University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
He took an appointment with NITT Zaria as a Senior Staff Development Officer in 1994 and rose to the position of Director in 2013.
“An accomplished scholar and astute administrator per excellence, the new D-G is very humble, gentle, level headed, a team player, a man of vision, a firm believer in team work, and very firm in taking decisions.
“Within the short period of his assumption of office as Acting D-G, he has done a lot to turn things around in NITT by mobilising the staff with support from the Governing Council toward repositioning the institute which are in tandem with the policy objectives of the present administration of taking the country to the next level.
“In the course of his service, he attended so many courses on transportation, across many Countries in Africa, Europe and Asia.
“He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a member of the National Council of the Institute as well as Fellow of the Institute of Transport Administration (FINSTA).
“In addition to visiting so many countries, Salih-Farah has led many teams of different segments of the Nigerian Transport and Logistics Industry to major transport and Logistics hubs in United Kingdom and Malaysia.
“Salih-Farah is happily married with children and his hobbies include current Affairs, sports and travelling,” the statement read in part.