- currently presiding over chaotic reconciliation meeting
The Chairman of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), Alhaji Abubakar Tsanni has withdrawn the license of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) until the association’s leadership crisis ends.
Amid heated debates and vehement disapproval of the 4 BoT members from each party as concluded after a 5-hour meeting presided over by the CRFFN Chairman, Tsanni openly announced that he has immediately withdrawn the licence of the ANLCA with the Council until peace is attained.
Tsanni also further noted that he would remain in the hall with all participating members at the AGM until dawn tomorrow if it means peace is brokered.
Few minutes later, following the dissipation of the rowdiness and successful swearing in of the 8-man BoT, Tsanni returned the Association’s certificate to the Acting President, Dr. Kayode Farinto.
He also revealed that after the 5-hour meeting with the Mustapha-led BoT and the Farinto-led executives, Prince Taiye Oyeniyi willingly decided to step down as BoT member of the association.
As a result of the move, the association decorated Prince Taiye Oyeniyi as a Patron of the association.
The newly inaugurated eight (8) BOT members are; Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, Dayo Azeez, Sir Ernest Elochukwu, Sir Dennis Okafor, Prince Ozo Chukwura, Alhaji Shamsideen Awopeju, Kingsley Offor and Mr. Eniola Igbaruola.
Also speaking at the ongoing event, Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha appealed to all aggrieved members of the association to embrace peace.
“Whatever was brought to the table today was out of being magnanimous. It has been a situation of give and take. We must have the spirit of forgiveness. This ANLCA will be great again,” Mustapha said.
Earlier, the acting President, Farinto also beckoned on all members of the association to accept the new arrangement but opined that the powers of the BoT in ANLCA should be reduced.
Farinto observed that despite the differences between both parties, there is no doubt that leaders in the other party have contributed immensely to the growth of the association.