OOdua Maritime Forum has seriously issued out warning to the Association Of Nigeria License Customs Agents ( ANLCA) to abstain from the negative attitude of trying to hijack OOdua forum for their selfish interest, as the forum was not formed for ANLCA but for the whole maritime industry.
The national founder of the forum, Hon. Prince Segun Adefioye who gave the warning in Lagos through the Forum Electoral Committee, during their meeting said that the main aims and objectives of forming the forum in 1997 was to protect the interest of OODUA sons and daughters in the Industry, ” not in the Association Of Nigeria License Customs Agents ( ANLCA). Maritime Industry is large not only clearing and forwarding field” he added.
Adefioye, who stressed the need of repositioning the forum and to also guide against any court integration, observed that enormous things needed to be addressed and correctly put in place, such as the guide line of the electoral body stipulating that that an aspirant must be a licensed agents before qualifying for any position must be looked into,Diverting the forum from its original aims and objective, thereby piloting it as a forum for only licensed agents must be addressed.
While observing that it is time for OOdua Maritime Forum to have a proper constitution so as to guide and direct them, he also drew the attention of the members to their forum slogan (ISOKAN ) meaning” unity” to be looked into.
“Unless we are are deceiving ourselves there is no unity but there is a collective responsibility when critical issues is on ground. I suggest we should go back to our first slogan ” AJUMOSE ( Collective ResponsibilIty), which help and worked out for OOdua at the last ANLCA B.O.T election in Warri” he hinted