The Affiliation of Luxurious Bus House owners of Nigeria ALBON has elected new leaders, even because the pervasive insecurity and low patronage of companies have been recognized as limitations for operators.
A current biennial basic assembly noticed members electing a brand new nationwide govt committee, to drive the transport proprietors’ physique by the following two years.
On the assembly held in Enugu, Nonso Ubajaka, the affiliation’s vice chairman and managing director of Izuchukwu Transport Ltd, was elected President.
Ubajaka succeeds Emeka Mamah, chief govt officer of Ifesinachi Industries Nigeria Ltd, who’s now a Commissioner in Enugu state; whereas Frank Nneji, managing director, ABC Transport Plc, retained his place because the Secretary.
Ubajaka in his remarks after being sworn in assured members that his govt council would give precedence to collaborating carefully with the federal government to guard the pursuits of the affiliation and its members.
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He emphasised the necessity for ALBON management to all the time interface with numerous tiers of presidency (native, state and federal) and their businesses in an effort to make sure that the transporters are inspired to play their important roles within the nation’s economic system.
The brand new President recognized among the challenges that deserve rapid consideration as daunting insecurity, and unprecedented low passenger patronage ensuing from harsh financial realities and COVID-19 pandemic. He urged the transporters to not despair, however brace as much as sort out the hurdles.
“The best challenges dealing with us right this moment are the obtrusive problems with daunting insecurity, nice interval of financial despair ensuing within the unprecedented interval of low passenger patronages and COVID-19 pandemic. However, we will not despair. We will face these challenges frontally to stay afloat and viable as a bunch,” he stated. “Accordingly, within the subsequent couple of weeks, I’ll name upon you for us to have a complete evaluation of the present bus fares of the affiliation because it impacts our particular person and collective monetary information.”
Additionally elected into the brand new govt committee are Samuel Eze, govt director, Ezenwata Transport as 1st Vice President; Obiora Egwim, govt director, Ifeanyichukwu Motors as 2nd Vice President; Chijioke Ojukwu, govt director, E. Ekesons Transport, as Treasurer; and Peter Obi, govt director, Gobison Transport, as Monetary Secretary.