The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANCLA ) has officially announced that there is no crisis within its fold and ANLCA.
The board has however confirmed that Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha is now the Chairman of the board.
Prior to the election of the board held at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos last week, the board was chaired for ten years by Chief Henry Njokwu.
Speaking at a Round Table meeting with the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) at its Secretariat in Apapa Lagos at the weekend, the Secretary of the ANCLA board, Prince Taiye Oyeniyi gave names of other members of the board as;
Chief Dennis Okafor Vice Chairman and Prince Taiye Oyeniyi as Secretary. He said that together with Alhaji Mustapha, they would be piloting afairs of the board for the next two years effective from 15th April 2018.
Addressing journalists, Oyeniyi stated that “ANCLA does not have any crisis, the incumbent President Hon. Tony Uju is at peace with every member, however some of the issues at hand are presently an internal matter that can be resolved within us”.
According to a communique in which a copy was made available to MARAN members, the board secretary also maintained that “In recognition that the present leadership under Chief Henry Njoku has done about two years terms, a motion was moved and adopted by 5 votes with the following names: Prince Taiye Oyeniyi, Chief Ernest Elochukwu , Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, Chief Dennis Okafor and Mr. Dayo Azeez.
“While the other 3 members in absential where Chief Henry Njoku, Aare Sanni Shittu and Chief Peter Obih.”
The BOT Secretary also gave a brief history of how Henry Njoku had frustrated series of attempts to convene a meeting to peacefully elect a new BOT Chairman.
He argued that Njoku was not removed based on tribal sentiment but on expiration of tenue which was long overdue.