Apparently aware of the crisis that is rocking the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma has called on members of the association to shun writing petition against themselves.
Governor Uzodinma who gave the admonition while addressing members of the association at the just concluded National Executive Council (NEC)/Annual General meeting of ANLCA held in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Wednesday urged them to find a way of reconciling their differences in-house and show love to one another instead.
He further counseled them to build a cordial relationship with other practitioners in the freight forwarding profession as according to him, only in doing so would they empower themselves.
According to the Governor, “And you, stop writing petition against yourselves. Sometimes, your brother is doing a business that will give him money, you are the one who will go and tell the Police to go and catch him. You must love yourselves because until you understand that the success of one member is the success of another member, outsiders should begin to fight you. Don’t bring outsiders; you must have a way of reconciling your differences in house. That way, this association will be stronger.
“And other members both the past leaders and presidents who have retired, once you retire as a president, you are not tired, you are still a member. So, those good things you know will help the association, the new leadership must allow those people to still bring their own ideas because ideas rule the world. No one man can do it alone and now we are known as people who can drive commerce. If we are not united, we can’t drive our commerce but if we are united, we drive the commerce.
“And I have also seen that your relationship with freight forwarders should be more cordial so that we have a value chain. You are the agent that does the clearing; people who take the goods from one point to another point should be also your brothers. Let’s empower own people.”
Governor Uzodinma who was later on decorated as the Grand Patron of the association by the National President, Chief Iju Tony Nwabunike pledged his continued support to the association and “to work with you people and I will always cooperate with you and anywhere you need my support, feel free to let me know, I will continue to support the association to grow.”
Photo: The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
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