Chief Tochukwu Ezisi, the incoming NAGAFF president addressing the press.
Story by Dili Utomi.
The disagreements among the ranks of the various sectorial bodies in the licensed customs agencies and the freight forwarders associations have witnessed a casualty as the former secretary turned president of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Chief Increase Uche has been stripped of the presidency and has immediately been replaced with Chief Tochukwu Emmanuel Ezisi, a NAGAFF member with the outgoing board of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).
Chief Ezisi being pronounced the new NAGAFF president by the founder, Dr. Aniebonam as Chief Enelamah and others watch on.
Chief Ezisi who’s birthday falls on the 5th day of October, but which celebration was pushed to the 6th in order to have celebrated with colleagues, friends and well wishers at the NAGAFF secretariat witnessed a large crowd of people at the occasion.
The founder of NAGAFF, Dr. Boniface Okey Aniebonam who asked the crowd of people if there was anyone who could in his own words “carry the big masquerade” eventually pronounced Chief Ezisi as the new president of NAGAFF with a new set of executive members as he said that the old executive has been dissolved though he made it clear that their tenure starts from the 30th of October. The occasion witnessed a lot of encomiums being poured on Chief Ezisi for his leadership style, humane ways and his philanthropy. The stage for the praises on Chief Ezisi was set by the outgoing Deputy National President, Chief Simeon Nwonu who enumerated a few of the qualities of both Dr. Aniebonam and Chief Ezisi. It was also followed by Chief Chidiebere Enelamah’s tribute.
In a chat with newsmen at the occasion, Chief Ezisi said of himself “I can always go to bed without eating anything any day that I have put smiles on somebody’s face, this is because I will always feel satisfied”. The man who is the second of 5 children and whose parents were both teachers said that he presently has 268 indigent students on his scholarship scheme and has built 48 bungalow houses for the widows and the needy with 10 more on the pipeline. Chief Ezisi said that his target is to build 200 houses for the widows, the poor and needy and that he will feel highly fulfilled once he can achieve this target. He noted that by the very nature of generosity, that no matter what he spends as charity in a year, he ends up making more and that this goes with the philosophy that has been instilled in him by his parents that says that “The kindness one gives goes back to him or her”.
More pictures at the occasion.
The party witnessed a lot of eating and drinking with different kinds of live musical performances by the NAGAFF ambassadors as well as from the disc jockey.
Everyone who graced the occasion was asked to put down his or her name and at the end of it all, the sum of #5,000.00 was earmarked as cash with a total of #1,350,000.00. only given out to be shared as cash to 270 persons in attendance. The party ran into the middle of the nigh with much more to eat and drink.
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