...Urge Members To Protect Their Profession
The Acting National President/ Presidential Candidate of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Dr Farinto Collins Kayode has disclosed that the crises in the association is the battle between the old and the new order in the association as some people in the association wants to retain the old way of doing things.
Dr Farinto made this known during his campaign visit with his entourage to the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja Chapter of the association on Tuesday.
The visit which was geared with a rousing welcome of fanfare and drumming from different tribes was one of the campaign tour to various chapters of the association in preparation for it’s July 5th , National Executive Committee (NECOM) election.
Dr Farinto who went on the campaign visit with his team of contestants among the association’s chieftains urged his members , especially the youths to rise up and protect the association and their profession while addressing his members at the Chapter’s Secretariat in the NAHCO complex.
The presidential candidate hinted that the association has faces many crisis in the past few years which has really hit the association professionally.”In the past five years, we have been in crises, the trouble is that the old people don’t want to give way to the new order, which has kept ANLCA where it is today. We must begin to do things right and protect our profession. Over 90% of our jobs , especially Project Cargoes heve been taken over by foreigners. How many of you even at the airport here are clearing project Cargoes.?
” Government agencies will take decisions without involving us as critical stakeholders, all these must stopped.If am elected, everybody will be carried along in the decision making that concerns our profession”.
The ANLCA Acting National President said if elected he will implement his ten point agenda which has to do with welfare of members, training and retraining among others.
” As a member of CRFFN and Chairman Education Committee, the Act says you must have at least a Diploma in Freight Forwarding before you are allow to practice and it is going to be enforced in 2024. So we will focus on training and retraining of our members even to know how to clear dangerous Cargoes”.
He urged them to vote for a good team that will lead the association well. ” In my short period as the Acting National President, even amist crises, we tried our best , please if any group of people come to you asked them what they have done in the last two years in ANLCA. The same people who were hiring hoodlums and thugs destroying and trying to burn down the National Secretariat of ANLCA are the people who are going round claiming to want to led you”.
The highpoint of the event was the team visit to the Customs Area Controller office at the Airport Command. Dr Farinto also introduced his team of other contestants in various positions to include Chief Dennis Okwu, vying for the position of Vice President, Chief Lawrence Uba for National Secretary, Chief Chuks Okoro for Financial Secretary and Segun Alabi as Assistant National Secretary.
Alhaji Afolabi Abdulazeez who is vying for the position of National Treasurer, who is also from the chapter was officially handed over to Dr Farinto by the Chairman of the chapter, Adewusi as their preferred candidate and ambassador of the chapter.
Others are Emmanuel Onyeme for NPS and Alhaji Femi Anifowose as Western zone Coordinator.
The campaign will continue in other chapters of the Western zone as the team has already concluded campaign visits to both Eastern and Northern Zones of the association.