• As drums of accolades roll for outgoing president.

By Joe-Ogba Michael Onyebor

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), on Friday August 2, elected and inaugurated new executives to pilot affairs of the association for the next four years.

The event which took place at Peoples Club Abakaliki, kicked off with the accreditation of delegates from the state Local government levels of the association, after which the nominees were allowed to roll out their manifestos and respond to questions from its members.

However, the election saw the emergence and inauguration of all the nominees as they contested unopposed and certificates of return were all issued to them by the returning officer, Engr. J. Udochukwu Wilson.

In his speech, the outgoing President and the Deputy President South East Zone of the association, Chief Onyeoma Kelechi, who had earlier at the event presented the accounts and every other working document of his administration in the last 4 years which was unanimously adopted, admonished the incoming exco to work for the unity and progress of the association.

He thanked the members for the support offered to him during his tenure as president.

He further charged the new exco to maintain the good relationship the association have with the government through his administration and charged members to continue to comply with government policies and laws as he will continue to support the new leadership.

“I thank the state government for the good relationship they have with us and I charge the incoming exco to maintain the relationship. I will continue to support them even from the zonal level”. He stated.

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Dave Umahi on Private Schools Development, Hon. Frank Nwaka Onwe, who observed the election and inauguration, thanked the electoral officers for an election without violence and rancor.

Addressing the new leadership, he opined: “Am aware that you don’t receive salaries. It is not easy. I salute you for accepting that honorable responsibility.

While charging the female members of the association to step up to responsibilities by vying for elective positions, he maintained that the state government will continue to partner with the association.

On his own part, the National Secretary of the association, Mazi Enyinnaya, while charging the new excos to be up and doing, thanked the state government on behalf of the association for the support the state chapter has gotten.

“As you work in the vineyard of NAPPS, God will work in your own vineyard. On behalf of NAPPS national, we want to appreciate the governor for the synergy existing between his government and NAPPS…” he stated.

Elder Kingsley Chimereze Igboke, the newly elected chairman of the association, thanked the delegates for deeming him fit to lead the association, stating that he will ensure that all the legacies of his predecessor will be kept as he will look into the welfare of members of the association.

“I will ensure that the constitution of this great association is implemented. I will sustain the legacies of my wonderful predecessor as my exco and I will run an all inclusive leadership”, he noted.

Also, the newly elected General Secretary, Prince Chukwuma Usulor, who is the outgoing Assistant General Secretary pledged to do more to the growth of the association as he will digitalize his secretarial duties, disclosing:” In every meeting, before you get to your homes I will make sure that you receive the minutes in your phones and laptops”.

The new exco as elected and inaugurated include, Elder Kingsley Chimereze Igboke, Chairman, Mr. Nomeh Felix Nwudo, Vice Chairman, Prince Chukwuemeka Benard Usulor, General Secretary, Rev. Chukwukere Obinna Peter, Assistant State Secretary, Agu Godwin Nwankwo, Treasurer.

 M.I Ezeali Eqwuiro Financial Secretary, Ndubuisi Daniel Okechukwu, Publicity Secretary, Agbo Sunday I., Welfare and Organizing Secretary, Eni Chinyere Chibuike, Assistant Welfare and Organizing Secretary, Onumarah Edmund, Auditor and Barr. Agbom Friday, Legal Adviser.

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