The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Cooperative and Multipurpose Society Limited and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), FUNAAB Branch, have elected new officers to steer the affairs of both organisations.
The newly-elected President, UNAAB Cooperative and Multipurpose Society Limited, Alhaji Kama-rudeen Adedo, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association held recently, also promised to treat and attend to requests of all cooperators without fear or favour, ill-will or affection.
Adedo, who polled 329 votes to defeat other contestants, pledged to run the society with the fear of God. He said he would consolidate on the past records by engaging in profitable investments that would enhance income of the group.
He also promised holding of regular general meetings to disseminate necessary information, hoping that such avenue would be used to listen to advice, suggestion and criticism from stakeholders.
Other members of the new executive are: Mr. Jonathan Fatokun, Vice-President; Mr. Ogini Odiato, Secretary; Mrs. Margaret Omisope, Treasurer; while the ex-officio members are Prof Adewale Dipeolu, Mrs. Titilayo Okuboye, Mr. Oluwatodimu Oladapo; Mrs. Abosede Adeoye and Mr. Olufemi Owoade.
Earlier, President, Ogun State Cooperative Federation Limited, Alhaji Ola Balogun, acknowledged the contributions of the society to the development of the movement in the state, thanking the university for the conducive environment that made the society to thrive.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Olusola Oyewole, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof Catherine Eromosele, praised the resilience, hardwork and steadfastness of the cooperative society, adding that the body had grown to become a driving force in solving financial challenges facing staff members.
In his report, the immediate past President of the Society, Prof Adewale Dipeolu, said the 2015/2016 financial had been a good year, expressing hope that subsequent years would be better.
He appreciated everyone that has contributed to the successes his team achieved over the years, as he called for more support by the cooperators for the new executive.