Chief Increase Uche (PHD)
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), has declared two former National Presidents of the Association PERSONA NON GRATA in all its facilities across the country and abroad.
The affected former National Presidents are Chief Eugene Nweke and Chief Increase Uche.
A statement by the national Publicity Secretary of NAGAFF, Evangelist Clement Iwegbuna said the decision to take this action against the two former Presidents was reached at the first meeting of the new National Executive Council (NEC) held on Thursday at the Association’s National Headquarters in Lagos
It said the well-attended meeting which had representatives from across the country reviewed the activities of the two people in the recent past and concluded that they have exhibited behaviours which amounted to gross Anti-Association activities.
Consequently, the NEC directed that their names be removed from the Association’s register while their photographs are no more to be displayed in any of its offices. Accordingly, both of them are not to enjoy the title of ex-President of NAGAFF any longer when addressing them anywhere.
However, the NEC passed a resolution that their decision shall stand except the Founder Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam finds good reasons to grant them pardon.
Meanwhile, addressing participants at the meeting, Founder of NAGAFF Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam urged the new NEC members to rededicate themselves to the service of the Association and by extension, the country at large.
Dr. Aniebonam said their emergence as individuals to pilot the affairs of the Association is a call to service and as such, they should rededicate themselves to the service of mankind.
The Founder hammered on the need for teamwork among the NEC members and urged them to form a sound synergy with Government Agencies and sister Associations and in particular, the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) under Tony Iju Nwabunike – led National Executive Committee (NECOM) in the Freight Forwarding industry.
On his part, the National President, Chief Tochukwu Ezisi, in his Welcome Speech commended the NEC members for the attendance at the meeting.
The President promised an open-door policy in which every member will be carried along while Transparency and Accountability will be his guiding principle in the way he will deploy the Association’s resources.
Chief Ezisi promised to protect the interest of the Association and its teeming members spread across the country, and extended his hand of fellowship to other stakeholders in the industry.
The NEC meeting was preceded by a 7-hour Leadership Training Programme which held at the Association’s Conference Room to prepare the NEC members for the task ahead in their new positions.