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Onajide re-elected as AABTEAEN’s president

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The Managing Director of R.T. Briscoe Nigeria, Seyi Onajide, has been re-elected president of the Association of Automobile, Boatyards, Transport Equipment and Allied Employers of Nigeria (AABTEAEN).

Onajide was for the sixth-time given the mandate to oversee affairs of the association for another year in office after he was re-elected unopposed at the 39thyearly general meeting (AGM) in Lagos.

Also re-elected unoppsed as vice president was the Deputy Managing Director of Compagnie Française de l’Afrique Occidentale Motors Nigeria (CFAO Group), Kunle Jaiyesimi.

While Mrs. Ifeoma Chikezie-Uwazie, of RT Briscoe (Nigeria) also Plc, was elected as the Assistant Executive Secretary to assist the body’s Executive Secretary, Michael Afolabi.

In his acceptance speech, Onajide thanked members on the confidence reposed in the executive committee for another year. He assured members that they would do their best to improve the activities of the association in the next one year.

Earlier, Onajide had highlighted the success recorded by the body in 2018 on account of the executive committee’s stewardship for the year under review.

“The association recorded a modest progress in the year under review while consolidating on her achievements in the previous years. During the year under review, the association’s scheduled human capital development initiatives were successful in line with the approved calendar for the year.

“I would like to appeal for the presence of my colleagues in the committee of chief executive officers at the associations meetings that your presence and contributions will go a long way in the growth of the association,” he said.

Speaking on the country’s economy, Onajide said: “Nigeria’s growth continues to be fragile with significant revenue challenges despite the relatively high crude oil price in 2018. This has resulted in more borrowing and higher deficit than budgeted.“The biggest challenge in 2019 will be how to restore confidence in the economy post elections to attract private sector investments for inclusive and sustainable economic development,” he stated.


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