The 150th National Executive Council, NEC meeting of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association, UIAA was held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Present at the meeting were twelve (12) national officers of the Association including the National President, Mr Hyacinth A. Kyaagba and the National Secretary, Pastor Mike K. Ejikeme. Also present were delegates from the following branches: Benue, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Ekiti, Imo and Oyo as well as delegates from Warri Chapter.
The meeting deliberated on a wide variety of issues affecting the Association at the end of which it issued the following communiqué:
1. Courtesy Call
The host branch i.e. the Ekiti State Branch of the UIAA was asked to convey the immense gratitude of the Association to the traditional ruler of Ado-Ekiti, His Royal Majesty Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe, Aladesanmi III, The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, for giving the Exco members of the Association the privilege of paying courtesy call on him in his palace on Friday, December 9, 2011 during which he showered royal blessing on the Association, the NEC meeting at Ado-Ekiti and above all, on the University of Ibadan, UI.
2. UI Flood Disaster
(i) The recent flood disaster which hit UI was revisited. NEC was of the view that the scars of the flood disaster were still very much evident in UI and consequently, called on all alumni of the institution, well-meaning Nigerians and friends of UI to rise to the urgent challenge of ameliorating the situation.
(ii) In pursuance of this, NEC resolved that members of UIAA in various Branches and Chapters nationwide should each contribute a minimum levy of five thousand Naira only (
N5, 000.00) towards the UI Flood Disaster Relief Fund and that Branches and Chapters should forward the money so realised to the National Headquarters of the Association on or before the next NEC meeting in March 2012, for onward transmission to UI.
(iii) It was reported that the Association’s earlier donation of the sum of one million Naira only (
N1,000,000.00) to UI for the flood disaster was acknowledged in a letter to the Association personally signed by the UI Vice Chancellor, Professor I.F. Adewole.
3. Annual Alumni Lecture
Due to unavoidable circumstances, the 2011 Annual Alumni Lecture of the UIAA was shifted to January 2012. The precise date of the lecture in January will be announced.
4. Chapter Inauguration
NEC unanimously resolved that the proposed NIFOR Chapter of the Association having fulfilled the stipulated constitutional requirements for becoming a Chapter of the Association, would be inaugurated as a Chapter of the Edo State Branch on the date to be chosen by the proposed Chapter.
5. Oyo State Branch Crisis
On the lingering crisis in the Oyo State Branch, NEC decided to allow up to its next NEC meeting for it to be resolved failing which NEC will take appropriate action.
6. UIAA Amended Constitution
NEC noticed the presence of some extraneous issues in the final copy of the amended UIAA Constitution. It therefore, returned it to the Committee on the Constitution for such issues to be excised and the final copy, represented.
7. Welfare Scheme
A clean copy of the newly approved Welfare Scheme for National Officers and other NEC members of the Association, was presented to, and accepted by NEC with the effective date of its implementation as August 2011.
8. UI and UIAA Anthems
NEC resolved that henceforth, both the UI anthem and that of UIAA would be played at NEC meetings and also, at the meetings and functions of the Branches and Chapters.
(i) The Enugu State Branch and Warri Chapter were commended by NEC: Enugu State Branch for embarking on a Sickle Cell Project at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku, Ozalla, Enugu State and Warri Chapter for organising launching of fund in aid of UI Flood Disaster. Other Branches and Chapters were called upon to emulate the exemplary gestures of the two component members.
(ii) NEC equally commended the Ekiti State Branch for a wonderful hosting.
National Publicity Secretary
University of Ibadan Alumni Association.