The Ikorodu Division chapter of the Association of Professional Printers of Nigeria (ASSPPON) on Thursday,August 29, 2019, inaugurated its new executive council led by Pastor Adekunle Adefemi Peters.
At the ceremony , attended by the President/Chairman-in-Council, Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON), Mr Maomo Olugbemi , and the interim ASSPPON Chairman, Lagos State chapter , Eder John Adefope , and held at the Magrellos Event hall, Ikorodu, the new chairman, who was returned unopposed, was presented with the certificate of return and sworn-in with other members of the exco .
According to Elder Lawrence Olu Alonge, the chairman of the Electoral Committee, about 50 members of the association actively participated in the election out of a total of 65 ,while adding that members freely voted for candidates of their choice.
Mr Olugbemi , President/Chairman-in-Council of ,CIPPON , while congratulating the new exco members, charged other members to rally round them in order to succeed.
He enjoined them to work for the improvement of members’ welfare and businesses.
“You are elected to serve your members.
“I want to charge the new exco to solve members’ problems and work towards making printing profession profitable again”. He warned members against unhealthy competition which he stated is capable of having adverse effects on the profession, adding that the association needs cooperation among members to enforce professional conducts and make the profession to be profitable for members.
While calling on members nationwide to come together and move the association forward, Mr Ougbemi also stated that the national body is planning to make fund available for members in form of loan to support their businesses.
The interim State Chairman, Eder John , while speaking , also called for supports for the new excos.
He appealed to the immediate past exco members at the national level to accept the new exco and give their supports in the interest of the associoation.
Elder John also challenged the young elements within the association to be ready to take charge of the association and move it to the next level.
He called for support for the new council at the national level of the association.
Mr Ayaji S. Abayomi, chairman of the inauguration committee, in his own speech, recalled the good old days when printing profession was more profitable.
He challenged members not to allow other professionals to dictate or determine how to run the association and also urged them to eschew unhealthy competition among themselves.
Other dignitaries at the ceremony were Alhaji Balogun Agbaje, Alhaji Shakirudeen Okeowo, Managing Director, SOO Prints, Chief Babatunde Sheriff, CEO, Bab Sheriff limited, Chief Segun Otukoya, Managing Director, Otus Print and Omotayo Otuniyi, CEO, Omo T Prints, among many others.