Embattled National President of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), Dr. Nnamdi Ilodiuba has revealed that the institute’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for later in the year would include an election.
Ilodiuba said this in an interview with Safety Record Newspaper on the sidelines of an induction ceremony for new members of the Lagos branch of the institute on Saturday, September 2.
Speaking about the forthcoming AGM, Ilodiuba said, “Our AGM has always been great. This year will not be an exception.
“It will help us to take account of our stewardship so far and it will also enable us to plan ahead.
“Whatever we didn’t do well this time, the AGM will help us to realign ourselves for better tomorrow.
“There is always room for improvement. There is going to be an election at the AGM and everybody has been notified on that.”
Safety Record Newspaper recalls that failure to complete the Professional Development Conference/Annual General Meeting of the institute which held in Awka, Anambra state in November 2016 plunged the institute into crisis, with many members of the institute accusing the Ilodiuba-led administration of undue tenure elongation.
On the crisis facing the institute, Ilodiuba said the input of members was needed to restore lasting peace to the institute.
He said, “We told them (inductees) there is a little crisis but we are handling it. We have told them as new inductees that they should not depend on rumours. They should ask questions from the right and knowledgeable persons so they will know and follow the truth.
“We called for peace. Unfortunately, we have not got it right. We are still finding a way to get it right. We are still calling on our members to come together so that we’ll make peace.”
The AGM is billed to be held at a hotel in Uyo, the same venue that hosted a controversial EGM of the institute on April 26.