By DAPO OLAWUNI
Members of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) can now heave a sigh of relief as the Board of Trustees (BOT) on Thursday announced the dissolution of the National Executive Committee (NECOM) even as it has appointed Alhaji Babatunde Mukaila as Sole Administrator for the next three months.
Recall that the NECOM headed by Hon Tony Iju Nwabunike has since completed it’s tenure since April 2022.
In a press statement signed by the BOT Chairman, Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, the board Chair assured that members of the Association Electoral Committee (ASECO) would be summoned immediately to structure out the necessary adjustments that may be made to quickly conduct the lingering NECOM elections.
According to him, Alhaji Babatunde Mukaila, the immediate past National Secretary would now run the association on behalf of the Board. He is to be assisted by Dr Ifeayin Asogwa.
The statement reads
“In view of the current developments in our great Association, the Board of Trustees needs to urgently take the following steps, to stem the tide of chaos threatening to further derail the fragile peace in the Association.
The following changes are hereby announced:
(1) The National Executive Committee (NECOM) is hereby DISSOLVED, and The BoT will be taking over the running of the Association for next three months pursant to section 13, Sub 4 (c) of the supreme Consitution of ANLCA.
(2) The Board of Trustees will immediately call a meeting of all ASECO members to structure out the necessary adjustments that may be made to quickly conduct the NECOM election. And the general members of Association shall be briefed on the new time table.
(3) in addition to this, as constitutional custodians of ANLCA properties, assets and liabilities as enshrined in Section 13, Sub 4 (a), the National Secretariat will remain OPEN and accessible to all law abiding members. And on this note, the BOT announces the appointment of immediate past National Secretary (Mr Mukaila Babatunde Abdazeez) as Director General/Sole Administrator to act as representative of the BOT to run the secretariat on its behalf. He is to be assisted by Dr Ifeayin Asogwa.
(4) Finally, The BOT appreciates Dr Kayode Farinto for holding the association in acting capacity in place of former president Tony Iju; and therefore solicits the understanding and cooperation of all members of ANLCA, in order to once and for all bring our association back from the brink”