ANLCA Vows To Conduct BOT Elections, Says Tenure Of Present Board Has Expired

The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA) is set to conduct fresh elections into its Board of Trustee (BOT) soon, even as it stated that the tenure of the current BoT is due

Speaking to Shipping Position Daily, the Vice President of the association; Mr Kayode Farinto disclosed that the association is already planning to hold a fresh BOT election that will usher in new board members into the association.

Farinto informed that the tenure of the two factions of the BOT which have been at loggerheads has ended, and that fresh elections may come up before the end of next month.

Recall that, the two factions of BOT have been at loggerheads with the national executive committee over who the authentic chairman of the board is.

While the faction led by Henry Njoku has succumbed for a new election, the order faction led by Taiwo Mustapha recently obtained a court injunction which ‘sacked’ the executives, a development which prompted the Mustapha faction to want to take over affairs of the association.

However, the NECOM has continued to operate despite the ruling and recently inaugurated two chapters of the association (Kano and Abuja).

Meanwhile, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State Police command last week invited the National President of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANCLA); Mr Iju Tony Nwabunike, the Vice President, Mr Kayode Farinto and the National Secretary, Alhaji Abdulazeez Mukaila, for questioning at the Lagos State Police headquarters, Ikeja

The invitation follows a petition to the office of the Commissioner of Police, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State Police command by the Board of Trustees of the association.

Also invited for questioning are:  the ASECO Chairman, Barr. Raymond Onyimba, Mr. Segun Alabi, Mr. Femi Anifowose, Chief Dom Obi and Mr. Solomon Nnamocha.

The letter of invitation dated 30th September, 2020 and signed by SP Adigun Abdulfatai, for O/C SARS, sighted by our correspondents  reads in part: “ The Office is investigating a case of conduct likely to cause the breach of public peace reported to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police command, Ikeja by the Board of Trustees of the association in which your name and members of your executives namely: Kayode Farinto, Abdulazeez Mukaila, Raymond Onyimba, Segun Alabi, Femi Anifowoshe and Solomon Nnamocha featured.

“To facilitate the investigation, you are kindly requested to interview the O/C SARS Ikeja through 2i/c SARS, SP Abdulfatai Adigun with Phone number 08033085663 along with the above mentioned members on Friday 2nd October, 2020 by 10:00am prompt”.