The Nigeria Environmental Society, Lagos island chapter (NES) yesterday held their Annual general meeting which also includes electing new executives where Mr Umege Declan Chukwuma emerges its newly elected chairman, coming with other executives that are expected to saddled and steer the responsibilities of leadership of the society for a term of two years.
The election which saw few of the society’s fellows in attendance beaming with smile expectedly did not go without showering praises to its steering committee saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a smooth process, transiting from past leadership to newly elected officers
The electoral committee’s chairperson and a fellow of the Nigeria Environmental society, Ms Dorothy Bassey, was indeed full of praises to the immediate past leadership of the society, saying their commitments will not be forgotten.
“The society shall continue to show gratitude to you because each of your efforts is very conspicuous for many of us to see in the developments of the state chapter of the society”
She said the society has been challenged with accommodation and today we are here planning and executing our various objectives in a befitting secretariat, “on behalf the society at the national level, we are grateful”, she added.
Ms. Bassey, a Retired Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said her happiness would be that the new elected leaders are able to ensure continuous meetings, making sure members are mobilized for meetings regularly with the understanding of dishing out more presentations, workshops that deals essentially on environmental issues to them in other to strengthen our professionals and membership developments.
Responding, the immediate past chairman of the society, Lagos island chapter (NESLIC), Mr Victor imevbore thanked her for finding time to be part of the historical event.
“On behalf of members here present, we appreciate your decision of making yourself available; the Lagos island chapter of the society will continue to tap into your wealth of experiences, even those newly sworn in executive shall in no small measures benefit immensely”
The newly sworn-in chairman, Mr Umege Chukwuma in his remark, thanked every member; adding that he was particularly happy in their decision finding time to be part of the entire process and also find him worthy, electing him and other new executives.
“I promise to ensure that sustainability of member’s regular meetings is strictly adhered to, with the understanding of building on what my predecessor had done"
The newly elected chairman promise members to be ready for new innovations, more creative thinking and building values that will be having multiplier effects on our “common” concern, the environment.
Umege, until his election as chairman, was formerly the society’s vice chairman, has handled various committees that have successfully executed fruitful programmes with having a great impact on the environment as a whole and the society as an institution, many participants have said.
Others elected includes Olusegun Boyade, vice chairman, TaiwoTemidayo, Public relation officer and Samani Idris as Treasurer, while Ms Jane ugorji defeated her close rival, becoming the Editor in chief of the organization.
Dignities that graced the occasion include Mr John Ekoko, who had also served as chairman of the Nigeria Environmental Society (NES), Lagos State Chapter.
The aftermath of the event show’s a good future for the society, many participants have said