|Incoming & outgoing members of Gwadabawa PET, Sokoto state|
The new executive members that will oversee the affairs of PET Club Gwadabawa zone in Sokoto state have been inaugurated today. This followed the expiration of the Fadodun-led administration which took over the mantle of leadership of the club in the first quarter of this year.
They are: Usman Adegbemiro (PET Gbenro) president, Ishaya Ismaila (PET Kukinson), Vice president, Suleiman AbdulRasheed (PET Suleiman), General Secretary, Madubuko Stella (PET Sute) Assistant general secretary.
Others are Ekhaine Abdullateef (PET Abdul) Financial Secretary, Onyeike Nice (PET Nice Baby) Treasurer, Offer Chukwubuka (PET Smart) Public Relations and Oladipupo Oluwakemi (PET Kemi) Provost.
A statement from the outgoing public relations officer of the association, Richard Ilesanmi (Pet Richie) and made available to THE PRECISION disclosed that their installation was subsequent upon their resounding victories at a keenly contested election during the extraordinary meeting of the club held last week at Government Day Secondary School, Gwadabawa.
Presiding over the inauguration ceremony, outgoing president of the club, Fadodun Damilare (Pet Damil) congratulated the new leaders on their new positions, noting that their emergence must have stemmed from the utmost confidence reposed in them to pilot the affairs of the club effectively.
Fadodun whose speech was a valedictory of some sort recalled that the club was able to achieve much because of the solid foundation laid down by his immediate predecessor who toiled during his tenure to shoot the club to a pride of place in the zone.
He however maintained that the giant strides recorded by the outgoing leadership was not a coincident but a result of coordinated efforts, commitment and dedication of members who he said sacrificed their times and energies for the growth of the club even in the midst of inconveniences.
Presenting his administration’s score card in the last six months, PET Damil succeeded in establishing functional Health Clubs in Sultan AbdulRahman School of Health Technology, Government Science Secondary School and the Government Day Secondary School in line with the club’s goal of training students of its adopted schools to champion the war against HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections among others by providing the right information and cascading the knowledge gained to their immediate environment.
In a bid to restore discipline, the outgoing president said his government reviewed the existing bye-laws to accommodate stiffer penalties for lateness and absenteeism. He added that the club under his watch clinched the number one spot among CDS groups in the zone and it’s today a reference point and a toast to even non-PET members.
While charging the new executives to evolve more robust reforms in order to sustain and surpass the feat recorded by his leadership, Pet Damil equally challenged other members not to see the club as only excos affairs but a task that demands collective responsibility.
Delivering his inaugural speech, the new president of the Club, Usman Adegbemiro (PET Gbenro) commended the outgoing management and members for their accomplishment while they held sway of the club.
According to him, “I must confess to you that the outgoing executives have really done a lot for this club. In my PPA yesterday, we were discussing about CDS in Gwadabawa. In fact someone from FRSC said it categorically that PET is the best club unlike his own CDS group which has no focus and direction”.
He promised that his administration would do well to follow the footsteps of the outgoing batch ‘B’ especially in the area of discipline by making sure that attendance at meeting is compulsory and that unnecessary absenteeism would not be tolerated.
Goodwill messages from outgoing members on the occasion centered on the need for unity of purpose among them noting that no meaningful achievement could be recorded in any organization where unity is a scarce commodity.
Highlights of the event were handover over the club’s property in the possession of the outgoing executive members to the new ones and the public presentation of the Club’s financial statement by the Financial Secretary, Ebo Moses (PET Ebo).
The new administration is expected to paddle the canoe of the club for the next six months as contained in its constitution.
With the inauguration of the new leadership coupled with the solid foundation on ground, there is no doubt that PET Club; Gwadabawa Zone is poised for the next level of reckoning.