…Gives him 14 day ultimatum to retract directive
A group known as ANLCA Core integrity Group has threatened to facilitate the removal of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman, Chief Henry Njoku if he fails to withdraw his directive to the ANLCA National President, Prince Olayiwola Shittu demanding that he respond to allegations made by another group.
It will be recalled that a group which called itself ANLCA Concerned Members had earlier written a petition to the ANLCA BoT alleging misappropriation of fund against the ANLCA President, Prince Shittu and the National Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Ogu Oparah threatening to take the matter to court and to the media if the BoT fail to act within a period of one month prompting the ANLCA BoT Chairman, Chief Henry Njoku to unilaterally direct the ANLCA President to attend to issues raised in the petition as failure would translate to admittance of the allegations.
But in a letter made available to Primetime Reporters and signed by ten of its members, the group gave Njoku 14 days to withdraw his directive to Shittu or risk removal.
The group said, “we will not close our eyes and see you destroy the good work of the present NECOM by desecrating your exalted position through descending into the area through unconstitutional means.
“You should retract your write up under reference within 14 days and show reasons why you should not be removed for dereliction of duty – an act not befitting your status”.
The group further accused Njoku of disregard for the association’s constitution which you swore on oath to uphold.
On the allegation of alleged misappropriation of ANLCA funds for which Njoku had earlier asked Shittu to respond to, the group said, “We are constrained to believing that these spurious allegations are your brainchild to whittle down the achievement of the present NECOM, create a lacuna and return us to feudal leadership era of the association where the board is run as a personal empire.”
Those who signed the letter to Njoku included, Elder T.A Abel of Asora Nigeria limited; Yomi Ajibola, Ketaid System limited; Ovien Micheal, Binlak Ventures Limited; and Femi Makinde, Compass Shipping.
Others are Tunisia Olasunkanmi,TYI Trinity Oil field; Bola Adeniran, Modandola Action Services; Alhaji Tijani, Mulison Int. Limited; Dada Agubiri, Dumac Investment Ltd and Emeka Adaragbo, Shollybon Nigeria Limited.