…Corporative Society Declares N384Million Fortunes
…As Olaolu Adeyemi Emerges New President
By DAPO OLAWUNI
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Hon Emmanuel Jime has charged all staff of the agency to ensure that they receive the compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in line with the Federal Government’s directive.
Jime stated this yesterday at the 25th Annual General Meeting and Election of the Council’s Staff Multipurpose Corporative Society which held at its headquarters in Apapa.
This is even as Mr Olaolu Adeyemi from the Public Relations department has emerged new president of the Corporative Society, inheriting N384,493,251.84milliom from his predecessor, Mallam Bashir Ambi.
The Executive Secretary urged all staff of the agency to comply with all Covid-19 protocols, saying that “The Covid-19 is a killer it is still out there, it is real”
“By now you all know that the Federal Government has mandated all staff in the civil service must be vaccinated, we must all comply and abide by that decision, please let’s take action”
Jime commended the immediate past executives of the Shippers Council Multipurpose Corporative Society, led by Mallam Bashir Ambi for its financial sagacity and for leaving the society better than he met it.
“I am impressed with the unprecedented growth in financial performance matrix of the outgoing Executive which reveals it experienced growth in the year and I am hopeful that will not change if we vote in sincere and committed leaders today”
“The outgoing Executive deserves our commendation in addition to the Award recently given to them by the Lagos State Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives with respect to their transparency and hard work. That was the first of its kind since the inception of the co-operative over 20 years in the Council. That to me is an award not only to the Cooperative but also to the NSC, we hope and expect more awards from the incoming Executives”
“As I promised the executives during their visit to my office, the Management will assist them from time to time in the course of carrying out their duties. I will like to encourage those that are yet to join the cooperative to do so, considering its enormous benefits. In addition, management is closely watching the operations of the cooperative and will not hesitate to offer interventions when called upon by the Executives”
“The incoming executives should strive to surpass what theys meet on ground and bear in mind that they have been put in a position of trust and Management will not fold its hands and watch members of the Executive squander the trust given to them. Every one of us is a stakeholder in the Cooperative and our hard-earned savings must not be tempered with by anybody” he stated
In his handing over reports, the outgone president of the Corporative Society, Mallam Bashir Ambi states the Society has grown from N30,442,770.89million he met on ground in 2017, to over N384million in 2021.
“My respected colleagues, let me remind you that when this administration took over the helm of activities on the 19th of April, 2017 with had N30,442,770.89 only handed over to us by our predecessors. Today, with your understanding, support, cooperation, support and guidance from God, I am pleased to announce that we are leaving the sum of over N384,493,251.84 in fixed accounts.
“This galactic amount could not have been achieved without the trust and confidence from all the cooperators and of course the improvement in the fortunes of our members”
Mentioning some of his achievements, Mallam Ambi said that for the first time in the history of the cooperative, she won an AWARD of honor and excellence by the Lagos State Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives during the international Cooperative Day. This according to him, is a testimony to ourtransparency and overall excellence.
“As at today, the Cooperative is financially healthy, our funds are carefully fixed in accordance with the byelaw, we don’t have inert fund, and above all, no member owes the society above the legitimate credit level.
“We introduced financial palliative in order to enhance member’s financial well-being. This palliative is different from Children Education Loan, (CEL) and the commendation we receive from members convinced us that we are on the right track.
“The account of the Cooperative is automated, members can log on to check, apply for loans twenty~ four, seven, (24/7), etc. We urged members to utilize the platform for their respective financial transactions.
“To further enhance accountability, transparency and integrity in the Cooperative, we pay electronically the actual amount appropriated to members as dividend; we equally thank you for your continued understanding. We are assuring members that payment of E-dividend in the Counciis Cooperative has come to stay” he stated
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected president of the Shippers Council Multipurpose Corporative Society, Mr Olaolu Adeyemi assured members that his executives would not deviate from the good plans set in motion by his predecessor.
He said “The position of Cooperative President holds enormous responsibility, and it is position and responsibility that I accept while I continue to seek your support and input as we usher in a new era within ourselves.
“As you all know that a broom can easily broken, but bunch of brooms are virtually unbreakable. As a body, we have a common cause and shared values. We all have unique abilities but together we are stronger. Major reason for forming this society is for us to pool our resources together, define a structured plan and get to work inorder to look at the welfare of all members.
“I accept the post of the President, with your full support. I will remain committed, motivated, energized, and engaged to the cause of the society.
“As your President-Elect I believe that to whom much is given, much is expecte what I bring to our table are these skill sets, Build consensus and deliver results, establish trust, turn ideas into reality, doing the right thing at the right time for our society, also leading from the heart with a passion for the society”
Apart from Adeyemi, other executives who emerged unopposed include; Mrs Imma Zaliha as Vice President, Engr. Nwel Mangu General Secretary, Atuonwu Victor Assistant General Secretary, Okon Chris as Treasurer, Joyce Temisanren as Financial Secretary.
Others are; Matthew Oladunwo as Public Relations Officer, immediate past president Mallam Ambi Bashir emerged as EX Offical 1, and Busayo Odu as EX Offical 2.