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ANCO gets new exco as Okey Uba emerges president

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The Association of Nigeria Courier Operators has elected new executives to run its affairs for the next four years.

Okey Uba emerged the President of group.

In his acceptance speech, the new president unveiled his programmes, in what he termed a “four-point roadmap,” which includes professionalism and human resource development, identification and organization of firms in the industry, harmony amongst industry operators and stakeholders and the actualisation of government policy on ease of doing business.

According to Uba, he arrived at the four-point roadmap after doing a critical review of the industry retrospectively, presently and prospectively in tune with the socio-economic dynamics of the country.

He said: “In all economies, the courier and logistics industry remains the fulcrum of business and administrative activities. It is therefore a major responsibility of government at all levels and the industry practitioners to ensure the positive development of this all important sector of the economy.”

The immediate past President, Siyanbola Oladapo expressed appreciation to all for his successful tenure and paid special tribute to the Post-Master General, Bisi Adegbuyi for doing so much for the sector within the short time he assumed his position.

In his remarks, Adegbuyi said the Postal Commission Act would have been ready if not for the fact that the National Assembly, at the promptings of the Executive, are trying to accommodate all interests, especially that of courier operators.

Guest speaker and Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Muda Yusuf advised ANCO members to be innovative to beat and overcome the disruptive and sometimes destructive tendencies of technology.

He urged ANCO to always engage the regulators and be ready to speak out, using the media saying democracy is about everybody speaking out, participation and engagement especially as government officials and even ministers could be ignorant of the implications and consequences of some of their policies.

Yusuf urged government to focus more on local industries, to stabilize the economy.

According to him, “if an average indigenous investor makes profit, it will remain here, in Nigeria. However, if a foreign company makes money or profit, there is 80% likelihood that the gains would be taken out of the country.”

Jumoke Imasuen was elected Vice President, Tolu Omamadaga, General Secretary; Toyin Ade Ojo, Treasurer; Ranti Shobande, Publicity Secretary, Mojisola Rufai-Lariba, Financial Secretary and Siyanbola Oladapo, ex-officio member


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