Buhari Confirms Bayero Salih Farah As NITT Substantive DG/CEO

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President Muhammad Buhari

By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Bayero Salih Farah as the substantive Director General/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria for a four year term.


The appointment was contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Alh. Sabiu Zakari and made available to newsmen in Zaria by the  Assistant Director Public Relations of the Institute said the appointment takes effect from Monday, 13th January 2020.


“The letter reads 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 for a four tenure effective from January 13, 2020 in accordance with Section 7 of the NITT Act Cap No. 116 LFN 2010.”


Alh. Sabiu Zakari congratulated Dr. Bayero Farah on his appointment and wished him a successful tenure of office.


Until his confirmation Dr. Bayero,  is the Acting Director General/Chief Executive of the Institute from  the 6th of May, 2019.


Born on 11th March, 1964 at Kagoro, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah attended Kpak, Local Education Authority Primary School from 1971 to 1976, Katsina Teachers College from 1976 to 1981 where he obtained his Teachers’ Grade 11 Certificate and later proceeded to Usman Dan Fodio University formally University of Sokoto where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography in 1987.


After his first degree, Dr. Bayero proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration in 1992 and another postgraduate Diploma in Transportation at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology NITT, Zaria in 1995 he continued with his studies in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for his Master’s in Business Administration MBA and through hard work and resilience obtained his PhD in Management and Business Studies with Specialization in Logistics and Freight Traffic Management from the prestigious University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.


He join the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Zaria as a Senior Staff Development Officer in 1994 and hard work rose him to the position of Director in 2013. 
 Dr. Bayero has made his mark having carried out the responsibilities bestowed on him with diligence, commitment, dedication and professionalism and his performance was Outstanding. Of particular note was his ability to increase the participation level of people in NITT training programmes over these years, while serving as Director Training.


Prior to that, Dr. Bayero had supported past Chief executives to huge success in the administration of the Institute where he served as Special Assistant to two former Chief Executives. Administratively Dr. Bayero has garnered a lot of experiences and thus his management style is result oriented and he is a very hands-on administrator. An accomplished scholar and astute administrator per excellence, Dr. Bayero 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 Director General/Chief Executive he has done a lot to turn things around in NITT by mobilizing the staff with support from the Governing Council towards 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, Dr. Bayero 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.


Dr. Bayero is happily married with children and his hobbies include current Affairs, sports and travelling.

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