ISPON Factional Leadership Inaugurated
The Malgwi Yusuf Haruna-led factional leadership of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) has been inaugurated, Safety Record Newspaper can report.
In a Facebook post by the factional Deputy President, Mr Edward Uni Ajobo, the Governing Board Council was inaugurated at a meeting which held at the Delta State ISPON Branch Secretariat located at 7, Tony Mene Akpata Street, Ugbuwangue Ogunu, Warri, on Saturday, July 22.
According to Ajobo, who also uploaded five pictures of the council members, the eleven members present at the meeting were National President, Mr Malgwi Yusuf Haruna; Deputy President, Mr Edward Uni Ajobo; Mr Harriman Isa Oyofo; Mr Kaizer G. Ebiwari; Emmanuel Akpokodje; and Felix Nakpodia.
Also at the meeting were Simplicius Anyahara; Vizor Paago; Ezekiel T. Yakubu; Patrick Dakwal; and Registrar, Benson Adam-Otite.
Safety Record Newspaper recalls that the faction published a 13-member list of new governing board members for the institute in The Punch Newspaper of June 29.
The members were said to have been elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which held in Warri, Delta State on June 24.
This newspaper could not immediately verify why two members of the board as published – Mr Shaw Fregene and Ugoeze Selema M. Nwoye – were absent at the inaugural meeting or if they sent apologies.
Reacting to the Facebook post which he also shared on his Facebook page, Malgwi described the inauguration as a way to fortify the institute for “true professionalism”.
He said, “ISPON is matching on. The umbrella is now fortified better for true professionalism, transparency, accountability and volunteerism team spirit. All stakeholders are welcome on board! Being progressive is the way to go!”
However, the Dr Nnamdi Ilodiuba-led faction of the institute has urged members and the general public to disregard the Malgwi-led board, stating that the procedure for electing the board was inconsistent with the ISPON Act 2014 and ISPON General Policy Guidelines 2.0 guiding the institute.