THE Anambra State Chapter of Government Drivers and Plant Operators Coordinating Council of Technical Workers Association (ANGODOCCTWA), has elected a nine man executive council that will pilot the affairs of the union in the next three years.
The elected officials include: Comrade Daniel Echezona as chairman, Udegwu David, Vice chairman, Madukaife Ebenezer, Secretary, Okoye Emmanuel, Assistant Secretary and Bernard Obiagbaoso as the union’s financial secretary.
Others are Comrade Benjamin Okoronkwo who was elected treasurer, Ikenna Muozie, publicity secretary; Nwabuze Cane was elected Welfare Officer while Francis Okoye emerged the provost of the union.
Inaugurating the officers, at the Head of Service Hall, Secretariat, Awka, the state Head of Service, Barr. Harry Uduh charged them to be diligent, transparent and priotise the welfare of the state drivers in the state.
Uduh, represented by the Director of training in the office of the Head of Service, Dr. Nwandu Obiano thanked the drivers for their peaceful conduct during the election and urged then to cooperate with the new leaders and avoid mudslinging.
He told them that, “the executives are meant to be servants to other members and as such, have a big task of organizing others by your activities and utterances.
“Be polite to all of them and lead them by example. Don’t dent the image that you suffered to build and do not allow division in your executive. We shall support you in addressing some of your challenges “he assured.
In his acceptance speech, the Chairman of the association, Comrade Daniel Echezona said the election is a step in a right direction towards their liberation in the state civil service.
He noted that drivers are confronted with many challenges, hence their reasons to come together under one umbrella.
“Imagine a situation where political appointees assault some drivers in the cost of carrying out their legitimate responsibilities.
“We shall review the token been given to drivers as non accident bonus annually for driving vehicles worth over N10 million or more and also appeal for the review of drivers overtime which was reviewed last in 1994.
“The issue of driver’s licence will also be looked into. As it stands now, drivers are expected to renew their license from their salaries and we also think that there should be a need for outfit allowance so that drivers can look good but we can’t achieve all this without your support “he appealed.
He further commended the Head of Service, Barr Harry Uduh, for his commitment and tenacity in discharging his administrative responsibility.