The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) recently held its election and inauguration of new officers, just as its National Executive Committee (NEC) assured members of its readiness to address the current impasse within the association.
They are Chief Abayomi Otubela, who returned with 153 votes and was reelected as the national president; Hajiya Amina Makintani, who returned with 152 votes as the deputy national president; Augustine Ajibade, who returned with 153 votes as the national secretary.
Others are Nonye Enemuo, who returned with 154 votes as national treasurer; Andrew Agi, who returned with 152 votes as the national financial secretary; Blessed Ogbuehi (financial secretary); Rev. Gabriel Igbenijesu (publicity secretary); and Alhaji Sani Lawan (welfare officer 2).
Otubela, in a statement, explained that a national congress, the association’s highest decision-making organ, had convened in October at the Cosmopolitan University, Abuja, with 236 delegates from across the federation, including the BoT chairman and other members.
“During this gathering, amended sections of the 2017 NAPPS Constitution were passed,” said Otubela. “Additionally, the NAPPS Congress constituted the National Electoral Committee (NECOM) tasked with organising the national elections.”
He reaffirmed the association’s commitment towards upholding the values of NAPPS membership and addressing key issues in accordance with the constitution.
He stated that the National Executive Council ( NEC) remains steadfast in adhering to constitutional requirements in addressing concerns, adding that change is necessary for collective advancement.
“We believe change is crucial for progress, and while resistance is natural, continuity without adaptation impedes growth,” Otubela said.
He emphasised the current impasse within the association, saying it disapproves of any actions deviating from its constitution, which may bring confusion.
“The NEC conducted elections as scheduled and in strict accordance with the NAPPS constitution,” stated the president. “We were reelected based on the ratified NAPPS Constitution 2023 and the decision of the NAPPS national congress held in October 2023.”
He appealed to members to engage in constructive dialogue and recognise that the association’s collective success depends on the strength of their unity.
“We assure you that the NEC of NAPPS Nigeria is actively addressing the current impasse within the association to foster resolution and ensure the smooth functioning of our organisation. We are committed to open communication and collaborative efforts to overcome challenges and move forward effectively,” the president stressed.