On January 16, newly-elected members of the Executive Committee of the AUN Community Cooperative Society were sworn into office alongside members appointed into standing committees.
The team includes Adamu Umar Yakubu (President), Mrs. Ogechi Dan-Okereke (Vice President), Daniel Ali (General Secretary), Bappa Irmiya (Treasurer), Sunday Simon (Assistant General Secretary), Paul Lukor (Public Relations Officer), and Dayine Njede Samson (Provost).
Vice President for University Relations, Dr. Abubakar Abba Tahir, administered the oath to the seven members of the executive committee. He was president for 2016-2017.
Re-elected President, Adamu Umar, told the audience that his team would ensure not only the survival of the society but also do everything within its power to ensure that it would blossom.
One strategy for this effort is to ensure alternative sources of income for the society.
"This is why we have created a transport committee and mandated it to establish AUN-Coop Transportation Service which will provide general transportation services."
Also, a debt recovery plan has been put in place. "We have approved a 10 percent logistics fee out of any recovered value for members of the task force."
Other areas such as members' welfare were not left out by the new administration.
President Umar gave an assurance that the Society would soon actualize its goals for members regarding land and housing. "We have retooled the former land committee to serve as Estate Development Committee with a dual mandate of resolving all land concerns including the 'housing for all' project."
Umar then inaugurated all newly appointed standing and ad-hoc committees.
All past executive members of the decade-old organization received certificates while the immediate past executive members received certificates of appreciation.
In a closing remark, the immediate past Vice President of the Cooperative, Ms. Abigail Dauda, said the executive members worked as a team, a reason she attributed to why they were able to overcome the challenges of the office.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa