By Mercy Hill
The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in Nigeria, on Wednesday 29th January 2020, held a Zonal delegate meeting at the Archbishop A.K Obiefuna Retreat, Pastoral and Conference Centre, Nodu, Okpuno, Awka South LGA in Anambra State.
NAPPS is an association aimed at promoting the advancement of quality educational services in Nigeria it collaborates with the government in provision of educational administration, delivery of quality education as well as maintenance of standard education.
The meeting which had all zonal delegates in the South Eastern States included Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia and Imo states. And they discussed matters regarding the welfare and leadership of the association as well as made preparation for the visit of the National President who would be touring all states in the country.
Speaking during the meeting, the Vice National President of NAPPS, Mrs Nonye Enemuo, welcomed all to the congress pointing out that a well-organized arrangement was needed for the visit of the National President, who she noted, would be paying courtesy visits to Governors, traditional rulers and schools in the various states he would be visiting.
She also recalled the deliberations at the National Leadership Congress held in January 2020, at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on how to solve the council members’ leadership tussles in the south eastern region of NAPPS. The tussle bordered on who would represent them at the national level.
She also alleged that Dr. Mrs. Chinwe Olikaeze brought a treasurer zoned to Imo state to contest elections thereby opposing the elective position that was formerly zoned to Abia State.
Mrs Enemuo, explained further that the Board of Trustees and the National Executive Council of NAPPS at the just concluded congress in Abuja had already resolved the matter in the National level, noting that Mrs Olikaeze created a distortion in the process of south east elections.
Reacting, Dr. Mrs Olikaeze said she did not oppose any ruling, explaining that it was the turn of Imo State to produce a member of the council and as such, that would be granted to them.
The meeting which raised so much dust and disagreement among its participants ended with the establishment of a regional committee to prepare for the National President’s expected visit.