By Innocent Orok
Rising from the euphoria of a successful peace accord of nearly five years in crises. The National Executive Committee (NECOM) of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has lifted the expulsion placed on all affected members of the Association.
The ANLCA Executive body has also congratulated the newly inaugurated Board of Trustees (BOT) members and a new patron, in person of Prince Taiye Oyeniyi. The feat took place during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association in Lagos State on Wednesday.The milestone peace process was chaired by the Chairman Board of the CRFFN, Alhaji Abubakar Tsani.
In a press statement release on Thursday, the Acting National President of ANLCA, Dr Farinto Kayode Collins, also thank and appreciated prominent ANLCA leaders who have in no small means contributed to the peace deal.
The statement reads “The
National Executive Committee (NECOM) want to Congratulate the newly inaugurated Board of Trustees (BOT) members and the new Patron of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) for the successful peace accord and eventful swearing -in of our respected elders and leaders that will lead the great ANLCA in the next six years as Board members.
” We know this road was not easy , but we thank God it was a successful outing that has put to an end five years crises that has nearly grounded our dear Association.
“We want to specially, thank and appreciate our latest Patron, Prince Taiye Oyeniyi , who made the greatest sacrifice of stepping down as BOT member for us to move forward.
“Our Special appreciation and gratitude also goes to our newly Inaugurated BOT members namely, Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, Prince Ozo Chukwura, Sir Ernest Elochukwu, Alhaji Dayo Azeez, Alhaji Shamsudeen Awopeju, Eniola Igbaruola, Kingsley Offor and Chief Dennis Okafor .
“Sirs, for your sacrifices in giving way for peace to reign in ANLCA, we owe you all depts of gratitude and history will not forget you all for this humane gestures”.
“In the spirit of the new ANLCA, the NECOM have lifted all forms of Suspension and Expulsion on all affected members and a letter from the NECOM will be dispatch to them in the quickest possible time.
Farinto also appreciated both past presidents , present president, elders , leaders and the entire members of the association who have in no small way contributed to the final resolution of the protracted crises.
“We want to also appreciate the roles of the former president of ANLCA, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, the current president, Hon. Iju Tony Nwabunike, Chief Henry Njoku, ANLCA Patron and Vice Chairman CRFFN, Chief Peter Obih, Patron ANLCA, HRM, EZE , Dr , Amb.Damian Emeka OBIANIGWE, President General , ASPIM ,Chief Oye Ariyo, President,Oodua Maritime Forum and many other leaders and elders of our great Association, who have worked behind the scenes for this peace process to be a reality.
“And to all our dear members, CEOs and MDs of respected companies in ANLCA, we want to salute your dexterity, perseverance and the hope you have in this NECOM, that has led us to this milestone Peaceful resolution of this crises. Now that we are one big family, I plead with you all, let’s bury the past and work for the future for us all to grow and achieve together.
“Finally, our appreciation goes to the Minister of Transportation for initiating the peace process. We want to specially thank and appreciate the doggedness, patience, focus and determined leadership, which the Chairman of CRFFN, Alhaji Abubakar Tsani and the Acting Registrar of the Council have shown in making sure the peace in ANLCA is achieve”, he said.
He called on Maritme Stakeholders to show understanding and cooperation with the new one ANLCA to reap the benefits of the association, saying the resolution of the ANLCA crises is no victor, no vanquish.
“And for our Industry stakeholders, we want to assure you that ANLCA is back on tract to contribute as one indivisible to the growth and development of the Industry. So, we also need your understanding and cooperation too.
In all, we are grateful that in the resolutions of the crises there is no victor , no vanquish,” the ANLCA Acting President concludes.