The controversial Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM) called by the Registrar of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPoN) has been put on hold.
According to the Registrar of the institute, Mr Benson Adam-Otite, the EGM was suspended due to a court case challenging its legality filed at the Federal High Court, Lagos by the institute through two members of its Governing Board, Mr Evaristus Uzamere and Chief Innocent Okunamiri. The institute is the defendant in the case.
Article 3 of the General Policy Guidelines guiding the institute vests supreme authority of the institute in the Annual General Meeting/Extra-ordinary General Meeting.
The EGM was scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 11 at the institute’s headquarters in Ikotun, Lagos before the institute went to court.
The court ordered both parties to the suit to maintain status quo pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The announcement of the EGM had generated controversies across the nation, with many members of the institute speaking for and against it.
Adam-Otite in a notice announcing the EGM had said, “The fact that our enviable Institute is in crisis is now very obvious to all members and in order to avoid a total fragmentation of the Institute it has become expedient to call for an Extraordinary General Meeting to enable us find the most plausible way forward.”
The Registrar declined further comment as the matter was already in court.