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ATCON: Telcoms CEOs Pick Up Nomination Form for NEC Elections

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With the tenure of the current National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is expected to end soon, the Body has opened windows for Chief Executive Officers and Directors in the industry to present themselves for elections.

One of the key objective of the Association created twenty five years ago, is to uphold the culture of corporate governance in the industry.

As it set to have another election that would usher in a new set of National Executive Council that would direct the Association for the next two years, TechEconomy.ng can authoritatively report that the incumbent President Mr. Olusola Teniola shall stand in for re-election.

The President who confirm intention in an email to TechEconomy.ng said, “…the march continues; the troops and the industry will be disappointed if I didn’t re-run. So yes, I run again.”

However, the Executive Secretary of ATCON, Mr. Ajibola Olude said that the secretariat is ready to support the process which will ensure a crop of new National Executive Council that would be charged with the responsibility of piloting the affairs of the Association for the next two years starting from April ending 2018.

“As part of upholding the principle of transparency in the conduct of the forthcoming election into various positions in the National Executive Council of the Association, we are pleased to officially announce to all the CEOs and Directors of all our qualified member companies to take active part in the in Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election into the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association which slated to take place on April 26, 2018 by 9am in Lagos”, the ES said.

Guidelines for ATCON NEC Elections

Mr. Olude said that in line with the Association’s Constitution, the fourteen elective positions are open for contest in the election:

National President;

1st Vice President; 2nd Vice President;   

National Secretary;

Treasurer;

Financial Secretary;

National Publicity Secretary;

Coordinator, Telephone Operators;

Coordinator, Infrastructure Providers;

Coordinator, Internet Services Providers; Coordinator, Manufacturer’s Representative;

Coordinator, Equipment Dealers;

Coordinator, Value Added Services and

Coordinator, Consulting

Eligibility

“Any financial member, upon nomination by two other financial members of the Association, shall be eligible for election into any of the elective positions for a term of two years in the first instance subject to re-election for a maximum of two (2) additional terms PROVIDED ALWAYS that such election or re-election is supported by the highest number of votes cast for the candidates for the position at the Annual General Meeting where the election is held.

“To be qualified for an election, a candidate Must be a Chief Executive Officer or at least a Director duly authorized or designated to represent his/her company by its management”, he added.

Process of Nomination

Any member wishing to stand for election into any of the offices listed on the Nomination Form should fill his/her name in the appropriate column and get two other financial members of the Association to sponsor and support his/her nomination.

The completed nomination forms should be duly signed and returned to the secretariat not later than Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Visit ATCON secretariat for further inquiries or send email via: executivesecretar[email protected]