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Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents swears in new Publicity Secretary


The National President of the Association of
Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu, on Monday
swore in Dr Collins Kayode Farinto as the new National Publicity Secretary
(NPS) of the Association.

The ceremony which took place at the Association’s
permanent national secretariat in Lagos, was witnessed by the National
Executive Committee (NECOM) members, the Zonal Coordinator  (West), Chairmen and other Executive Officers
of chapters,  Chairmen and Secretaries of
National Committees, and of course, members of the press.
Also sworn in at the ceremony was the
newly-elected chairman of the Lilypond, Ijora, chapter of the association, Mr Olufemi
Olabanji.
The swearing-in of Dr. Farinto as ANLCA’s new
image maker and spokesman followed his victory at the recent bye-elections
conducted on April 23, 2015 to fill the vacant post.
In his speech at the occasion, Shittu, charged
the new NPS to initiate moves to clean up the image of the Association in
particular, and the profession in general. He advised Farinto against
restricting himself to talking to the Press only, adding that there was much
work to do in rebranding the association. 
According to him, information dissemination to
chapters and members should be a priority.
He expressed his delight at fact that the new
NPS is a pressman, adding that he would build on the existing robust
relationship between ANLCA and the Press. 
Shittu also used the occasion to commend the
Press for standing by the Association and making her views and contributions
count in government circles and the industry as a whole.
 Earlier
in his speech, Chairman of ANLCA’s electoral body, the Association Electoral
Commission (ASECO), Alhaji Abdulazeez Mukaila, said the conduct of the
bye-election and the subsequent swearing-in of the elected officer, marked the
end of the NECOM elections.
Mukaila commended Shittu for not interfering
in the activities of the electoral body which he said enabled the Commission to
operate independently and also build structures for free, fair and credible
elections in the Association at all levels. 
On his part, the Zonal Coordinator (Western
Zone) of ANLCA, Comrade John Alfred Ofobike, expressed joy that the right
candidate emerged for the post of National Publicity Secretary.
He described Farinto as an experienced and
practical man who had contributed a great deal to the growth of ANLCA.
According to him, the emergence of Farinto on the National Executive Committee (NECOM) ushered
in a new beginning for the Association.
In his maiden speech as the National Publicity
Secretary of ANILCA, Dr. Kayode Farinto who succeeds Dr. Obicee Okonkwo, who
had been in the saddle for about five years, pledged to work hard with other
members of NECOM to speed up the rebranding process in ANLCA.
He disclosed that workshops and in-house training
programmes would be organised for all the Public Relations Officers (PROs) of
the chapters to enable them function effectively in their statutory duties.
Farinto promised to continue with the cordial
working relationship between ANLCA and the press in the interest of the
Association and the industry in general.

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