The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools has re-elected its executive members.
A statement by the National Executive Council of NAPPS Nigeria explained that the election took place as scheduled on the 22nd of November, 2023, saying the National Congress, which was the association’s highest decision-making organ had convened in October at Cosmopolitan University in Abuja with 236 delegates from across the federation.
The elected officers who were inaugurated immediately after taking oaths of office, include Mr Abayomi Otubela, who returned with 153 votes and was re-elected 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).
The statement signed by Otubela, said, “We were re-elected based on the ratified NAPPS Constitution 2023 and the decision of the NAPPS National Congress held in October 2023.
“It should be noted that the resolutions reached during the NAPPS Delegate Congress at Cosmopolitan University Abuja on October 23, 2023, underscore the validity of our actions.
“We appreciate our colleagues for counting us worthy just as we appeal for calm. We will employ credible means to resolve these issues, urging everyone to refrain from making inflammatory comments.”
Otubela maintained that NAPPS disapproved of any actions deviating from its constitution, causing confusion within the association, saying that the National Electoral Commission conducted elections as scheduled and in strict accordance with the NAPPS constitution.
“We reaffirm our commitment to upholding the values of NAPPS membership and addressing key issues in accordance with the constitution. Under our leadership, the National Executive Council remains steadfast in adhering to constitutional requirements in addressing concerns. We believe change is crucial for progress, and while resistance is natural, continuity without adaptation impedes growth. We must approach matters with circumspection, recognising the necessity of change for collective advancement.”