Airport Cooperative To Embark On Aggressive Member Drive In 2020

* From left: Immediate Past, Executive President, Airport Fire and Safety Co-operative Multipurpose Society (AFSCMS), Mr. Richard Tella; Assistant Director, Co-operative Services Lagos State, Mr. Omotayo Kazeem; Chairman, General Manager Welfare and Staff Matters, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Sanni Jimoh; Incoming Executive President of AFSCMS, Alhaji Sadiq Saheed Anako and Guest, Mr. Azeez Yusuf, during the 19th Annual General Meeting of AFSCMS in Lagos

 

…To Increase Membership From 4,000 To 6,000

The Airport Fire and Safety Cooperative Multipurpose Society (AFSCMS) has stated it would embark on aggressive membership drive nationwide to restore confidence and raise funds for members

The newly elected President of AFSCMS, Alhaji Saheed Sadiq stated this in his acceptance speech at the 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the weekend at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA),Lagos.

He stated that the Cooperative would strive to raise its membership strength from the present 4,000 to 6,000 in 2020.

* From left: Assistant Director, Co-operative Services Lagos State, Mr. Omotayo Kazeem; Executive President, Airport Fire and Safety Co-operative Multipurpose Society (AFSCMS), Mr. Richard Tella, Chairman, General Manager Welfare and Staff Matters, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Sanni Jimoh; General Manager, Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (FAAN), Mr. Ekpe John Okezie and Guest, Mr. Azeez Yusuf, during the 19th Annual General Meeting of AFSCMS in Lagos

According to Sadiq, the new executive tagged ‘Team Change’ will ensure that those who left the Cooperative for one reason or the other will be made to come back to the fold and contribute their quota to the growth of the  society

Sadiq hinted that the primary mandate of the new executive was to meet the demands of members as at when due, pleading with them to cooperate in the area of prevailing bye laws and implementation by fully complying.

The newly elected President urged members with heavy loan requests on compassionate ground, to give the new executive six months to enable them stabilize to meet their demands.

The new AFSCMS boss said he would consolidate on the achievements of the past executive to move the Cooperative to greater height.

* From left: Assistant Director, Co-operative Services Lagos State, Mr. Omotayo Kazeem; Executive President, Airport Fire and Safety Co-operative Multipurpose Society (AFSCMS), Mr. Richard Tella, Chairman, General Manager Welfare and Staff Matters, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Sanni Jimoh; General Manager, Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (FAAN), Mr. Ekpe John Okezie, during the 19th Annual General Meeting of AFSCMS in Lagos

In an interview with journalists earlier, Sadiq who was the former Secretary of the Cooperative under Richard Tella, said they achieved so much in the last ,saying that members were in for better times.

According to him, the Cooperative was able to defray over 90 per cent cost of landed property at Agbara in Ogun state which was purchased for over N500 million  while the school and hotel projects will soon be put to use.

Sadiq noted that training, economic empowerment and pre-training of retirement members remain paramount and that the new exco will implement a robust plan.

He vowed to bridge communication gap between the society and the public which was noticed to be a great challenge.

 

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