By Ambrose Okehi
|The National President has debunked the news making round while reassured the maritime industry stakeholders to disregard the allegations going round that his association, the Association of Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has two different constitutions st the moment. |
He maintained that there is only one and authentic constitution governing his association.
The National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Hon. Tony Iju Nwabunike stated this some days ago while speaking at the MARAN’s regular roundtable held at MARA International Press Centre, Apapa, Lagos while playing speaking on various issues on maritime and his association.
The President Hon. Tony IJU Nwabunike while reacting the crisis in his association also blamed the proliferation of freight forwarding associations as well as maritime journalists’ associations on the activities of various government agencies operating in the sector whom he accused of encouraging such because they do not want a formidable opposition.
ANLCA boss while making this assertion observed that so many associations were springing up because government agencies wanted them to have division among them.
He puts it this way: “But I tell you, what actually happened to the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents happened to MARAN. The professionals know exactly where they belong to but the truth of the matter is government agencies do not want a formidable opposition or people who want to tell themthe truth. So, their dream is to divide and rule us, that is why you can see too many associations, some are mushroom association, in fact there was one I read yesterday, I have never heard the name but all the same, you see so many associations springing up because the government agencies want us to have division in the house.”He however pointed out that the was no faction in ANLCA asthere was only one National President, National Secretary and NECOM for the associationeven as he admitted that there were very few aggrieved members of the association who refused to attend the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the association held inAbuja in December 2018 and were suspended as a result.“There is no faction in ANLCA because when you mean faction, you mean there is another President in another faction, there is a Secretary General in another faction and there is NECOM of another faction. There is nothing like that in our association. We have few aggrieved members who refused to come to our NEC meeting and because theydid not come to our NEC meeting, they remain suspended.“But I will tell you, the suspended officers, we are looking into it, the association is coming back strongly. Like I told you, I have gotten bashes and bruises because it is the mother of the whole association just like MARAN and I will tell you that all of us are looking forward in seeing that the association comes back to the stronger point. Today, I am assuring you that our association is stronger and a very few, they are not much, very few members of NECOM that stand suspended, we will look into and the case will be resolved.“But that is not what I am here for, what I am is to let you knowthat the Association of NigerianLicensed Customs Agents is in partnership with MARAN and tothank you so immensely for your patience, for your peace and understanding with my own association because the write ups that I was reading when I was on sabbatical leave was very commendable and I thank you so much for that”, he stated.ReplyForward