Photo: L > R Dr. GoodLuck Onunji, Interim Chairman Tin can Chapter & Fwdr. Njideka Echeogu
In keeping with the electoral guidelines released by the National Electoral Commission(NECOM) of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF,) screening exercise for Voters from various chapters in the Western Zone of the Country commenced last Thursday with Apapa chapter taking the lead at the Association’s headquarters in Apapa – Lagos.
It would be recalled that contestants from Apapa Chapter, Tin can Island Chapter, KLT Chapter, PTML Chapter and Air port Chapter were screened and cleared by the NECOM.
Our correspondents who visited Tin can Island Chapter on fact finding mission said the Caretaker Committee Executives were busy sorting out individual member files, containing all the relevant documents in preparation for the accreditation exercise on Monday 25 th July, 2022 and handing same over to their owners.
Speaking in an interview, the caretaker Committee Chairman, Tin can Island Chapter,Dr. Good luck Onunji who disclosed that they had put their axes together for a successful outing Monday , said about 194 registered members of NAGAFF will be screened .
On the disqualification of some former EXCO members of the immediate past administration of the chapter who are vying for various positions in the coming election for non remittance of N2 million monthly subscription to the National Headquarters Dr. Onunji said the immediate past Chairman of Tin can Island Chapter, High Chief Azubuike Ekweozor has cleared the debt on behalf of the Chapter thereby giving them room to participate in the election.
He used the forum to advice the contestants not to see the election as a do or die affair but to go about their campaigns peacefully, focus on their manifesto only and avoid campaign of calumny.
On the expectation from the forthcoming elections as it concerns the chapter, he said , “Yes For the forthcoming election by the grace of God, the people that I have seen that have bought the form, I am proud of them, because when we came here as interim executives, I call them and said, please if you are coming here in this Tin can Island chapter to serve, go home and think twice so that you won’t regret it when you are been called or suspended or fish out for inefficiency. They came back and told me that they are ready to serve and that whatever mistake they made in the past, they will correct this time while the new ones amongst them promised to make new inputs. Presently, about 194 registered members are to be screened today
“To me, I quite believe they will not disappoint NAGAFF both at the chapter level and national level. They will not disappoint because they have learnt their lesson. I have also made them to understand that I Dr Good luck Onunji is the person that moved or paved way for NAGAFF in Tin can Island and being the first Chairman of the chapter here, nothing stops me from making them to bring back the glory of NAGAFF in Tin can Island and they have agreed. So we are on it. By the grace of God, this incoming executives will not disappoint themselves, will not disappoint NAGAFF, will not disappoint National and will not disappoint our Founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam.”
Adding her voice, the Interim Secretary, Tin can Island Chapter of NAGAFF, Fwdr Njideka Echeogu who described their chapter verification exercise as thorough and successful, noted that both the Contestants and Voters complied to the election guidelines and expressed hope that all would pull through.
She further expressed optimism that should the calibre of the personalities vying for various positions in the forthcoming NAGAFF Chapter elections emerge winners, Tin can Island Chapter would be taking to an enviable height.