Celebrating a New Chapter at the NAE – 2024 AGM

The Nigerian Association of Evaluators (NAE) recently held its highly anticipated 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 30th. This year’s AGM was a landmark event, marked by the transition to a new governance structure, with the election of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the Board of Trustees (BoT). The AGM brought together members from across the nation to reflect on the past, acknowledge the efforts of the outgoing caretakers, and usher in a new era of leadership and vision.

Key Highlights

Transition of Leadership: One of the pivotal moments of the AGM was the announcement of the new National Executive Committee (NEC), who were elected a day before. Ms. Lola Visser-Mabogunje, the Chair of the Election Committee, efficiently led the electoral process, ensuring transparency and integrity throughout. The newly elected NEC members are:

  1. National President: Associate Prof. Ibrahim UMAR
  2. National Vice President: Ms. Yetunde Oluwakemi ADEGOKE
  3. National General Secretary: Mr. Rinji KWARKAS
  4. Assistant General Secretary: Mr. Nuruddeen MUHAMMED
  5. National Financial Secretary: Mr. Taoheed SIKIRU
  6. National Public Secretary: Mrs. Ruth Baka EDWARD

This diverse and capable leadership team is poised to drive positive change and innovation within the NAE, ensuring the association’s continued growth and relevance in the field of evaluation. The office of the Treasurer is still vacant as there were no contestants for that position.

Board of Trustees Election: The AGM also saw the re-election of the Board of Trustees, with members reaffirming their confidence in the existing BoT. The newly elected members were unanimously approved for another five-year term. Additionally, Mrs. Olasumbo Yakubu was welcomed as a new member of the BoT, replacing the late Mr. Raymond Akor, whose legacy and contributions were fondly remembered.

Appreciation for the Caretaker Committee:

A heartfelt appreciation was extended to the Caretaker Committee, led by Dr. Sulleiman Adediran, for their significant contributions over the past two years. Their efforts in reforming the association and restructuring its electoral processes were instrumental in the successful conduction of the elections. The Finance Secretary, Mrs. Patience Ogwara, also presented a detailed overview of the association’s financial status, highlighting the positive strides made in financial management and transparency.

Appreciation for the Electoral Committee: The Electoral Committee, chaired by Ms. Lola Visser-Mabogunje, was commended for its dedication and exemplary service throughout the electoral process. Despite challenges, the committee maintained the integrity and fairness of the elections, ensuring a smooth transition of leadership.

Looking Forward

In his closing remarks, the newly elected President, Prof. Ibrahim Umar, expressed gratitude for the successful conclusion of the AGM and extended heartfelt appreciation to all stakeholders for their unwavering support. He emphasized the importance of collaboration and collective action in achieving the NAE’s goals, calling upon members to advance the association’s objectives and promote excellence in evaluation practices.

The Chairman of the BoT, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, also commended the incoming executives for their willingness to assume leadership roles. He highlighted the importance of continuity, stability, and strategic vision in guiding the association forward.

With a sense of optimism and renewed purpose, the AGM concluded, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the Nigerian Association of Evaluators’ journey towards greater impact and success. The date for the next AGM will be announced in due course.

Stay tuned for more updates from the NAE as we embark on this exciting new phase of growth and development.

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