The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria is the apex management development Institute for transport and logistics in Nigeria and the West African Sub-region. It is a career development and professional certification centre. NITT provides corporate leadership and strategic management, training, conducts research and advisory services, engages in transport Intelligence and monitoring activities as well as develops and adapts transport technology to suit the country’s needs.
It was established on 14th March, 1986 via Decree No.6 (now CAP 116, LFN, 2004) to among other things address mainly the problems of the transport sector such as inefficient and low productivity, fast depreciation of capital investments, deficient management and maintenance of infrastructure, low level of professionalism and high expenditure on overseas training, through the supply of professionally competent leaders, managers, technologists and other specialists; and the provision of the expertise that will improve the industry’s performance for efficiency and effectiveness.
Although the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology was conceived as Railway Training Institute, it was expanded to serve as a Multi-Modal institute covering rail, road, water, Air and pipeline. It was formally approved for establishment by Federal Government in 1980 and took-off informally at the Railway compound in Zaria. The Institute was backed by law (now CAP 116, LFN, 2004) and was formally commissioned and upgraded to a Grade A Parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Transport, putting it at par with universities.