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Construction association inaugurates new executives

By Gbenga Akinfenwa
02 November 2021   |   1:27 am
The Trailer and Steel Construction Association of Nigeria (TSCAN) has inaugurated new national officers that will steer the ship of the body for the next eight years.

The Trailer and Steel Construction Association of Nigeria (TSCAN) has inaugurated new national officers that will steer the ship of the body for the next eight years.
   
The national officers are Oluwatoyin Ibrahim as president; Muritala Odesola as vice-president; Idowu Olalere as secretary; Ahmed Akande, assistant secretary; Amonimo Ilesanmi, treasurer; and Famoriyo M.H. as social secretary.
 
Others are Sunday Ajeigbe, assistant treasurer; Fatai Olawale, Public Relations Officer; Tunde Abdullahi, Chief Whip; Afona Samuel, auditor; Abdulazeez Abdullahi, financial secretary; and Banji Alubarika, organising secretary.

 
During their investiture held in Ibadan, Oyo State, the newly inaugurated president,  who identified quackery as part of the challenges facing the industry, said the association would engage appropriate government agencies to end the menace.
 
Ibrahim, who is also the Chairman, Metal Mate Limited, Sagamu, Ogun State, said the association will promote early adoption of technical skills among young members, improve their competences and drive a strong membership campaign across the federation to ensure nationwide spread and representation.
   
He said his administration will develop and promote a common standard for all products, in line with the requirements of relevant national and international standards.

He said: “The primary objective of this association is to promote professional competence and excellence among members, which will help us compete with stronger, well established local and international brands that are taking the largest share of opportunities in our industry.

 
“We must put away our differences and be united in purpose. A very important issue we will be looking to address during this dispensation is the issue of membership. There is the need to increase our membership base, not just in this region, but across the federation.”
   
The immediate past president of the association, Kasco Yusuff, assured the new executive of support to carry out their projects while urging them to uphold the high level of professionalism the association is known for.
 
Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta State, Dauda Akinola, who was the chairman of the event, urged the newly-elected officials to phase out manual labour in the industry.
 
“You are the builders of the nation. The discussion of Nigeria’s economy is not complete without your economic impact. The past leaders have held this association for 16 years, I challenge you to continue with and surpass their great strides. I urge you to devise modern ways to phase out manual labour in this industry,” Akinola said.
 
The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba (Dr) Abdul-Ganiyu Salawu, who was represented at the event, also encouraged the members to maintain and improve on the international standard in the industry.