ANLCA President wades into Eastern Zone dispute

National President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu has given feuding factions in the eastern zone of the association seven days to agree on contentious issues and draw up a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will be respected by all.

Shittu gave the directive weekend in Port Harcourt when he held a meeting with ANLCA members in the zone.

The ANLCA President’s order came on the heels of the inability of a committee headed by a member of the association’s Board of Trustees, Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, to broker peace in the zone after a contentious election it held recently.

Shittu said after the seven days ultimatum, he would not hesitate to “discharge his constitutional responsibility by properly concluding the eastern zone elections”, according to a statement released from his office.

It would be recalled that the association’s National Executive Committee declared the ANLCA eastern zone election, which had been met with series of controversies, inconclusive in December 2014.

“At the general meeting in Port Harcourt, it was confirmed that a free, fair and credible election actually took place. This fact was not in contention. It is just that it was not properly and constitutionally concluded.

“It was noted that the National President has concentrated more in solving and intervening in problems in the Western zone to the detriment of especially the Eastern zone chapters,” the statement issued over the weekend by Shittu’s media aide stated.

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