The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has elected Taiwo Mustapha, as its new Chairman.
Mustapha will be in charge of the board, which is the highest decision making body of the association, for the next two years.
Former Chairman of the board, Henry Njoku was voted out at the election, which held last weekend in Lagos, having served in the position for 10 years.
Mustapha, who confirmed the development to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY, said the election was held among eight members of the board and he emerged the Chairman with five votes.
He said, “There was an election with eight members present. We used to be nine members before Tony Iju contested for the Presidency, so the remaining eight of us were at the meeting. Five voted for me, two voted against and one person was absent.”
Mustapha who said the tenure of the new board chairman had already started from April 15, promised to work with the new president to move the association forward and also reconcile aggrieved members who lost in the last elections.
“We need to move the association forward and part of it is to find a way to regularize port operations. We want to legislate it in such a way that at least, a member of ANLCA is always appointed on the board of NPA and Customs and that is part of what we are trying to work on and we will as well work with the new president to move the association forward.
“We are going to reconcile all aggrieved members. We are going to be one family. It is normal, when election is over, some people may feel aggrieved for one reason or the other, but we will work to reconcile every member.”
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