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Fayeun charges new NATA chairman to be dutiful

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By Edith Igbokwe

Jacob Fayeun

The immediate past Lagos State Chairman of Nigeria Automobile Technician Association (NATA), Comr. Jacob Fayeun, has charged the newly elected chairman of the association, Comr. Moruf Egberongbe, to be dutiful in his new position, advising him to carry other members along.

Fayeun gave the advice after handling over the mantle of the association to Egberongbe.

Though he expressed confidence in Egberongbe’s ability having earlier served as vice chairman during his tenure, Fayein said he expects the new chairman to perform better than he did in office, promising to give him all the needed support.

“I have trained Egberongbe. Having been my vice, he knew everything that I did in office. This position is not going to be strange to him.”

Highlighting his achievements during his eight years in office, the former chairman said he organised training and restraining programmes for over 500,000 NATA members in automobile skills both at the state and federal level.

He explained how he restored unity and  peace within the association, especially when division cases rose among members through reconciliation.

Fayeun recalled that he successfully won five court cases bordering on division among members, three at the high court and two at industrial tribunal.

He also mentioned that he secured social insurance for members and a standard secretariat office at Omole plaza, Ogba Ikeja.

He counted himself as the luckiest chairman who received three times Automobile training programmes outside the country – two-time formula one car raising training in Italy, sponsored by Mobile Oil, and a lubrication training in South Africa, sponsored by Amarsco Oil company.

He, however, prayed for his successor to be greater in achievements than he was for the development of the association and the members.

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