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Abacus Emerges 5th MAOS National President, Promises Triple R Project



The newly elected 5th National President of MASS Communication Alumni of Osun State Polytechnic Iree(MAOS) Adekunle Sikiru also known as Abacus, has promised that his administration will embark on “Triple R Project”.

Sikiru made this known while delivering his inaugural speech after being declared president at the just concluded 9th annual general meeting and election held in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Friday.

The new national MAOS president, who highlighted the “Triple R Project” as rebranding MAOS, restructuring MAOS and restoring MAOS noted that all existing WhatsApp edutainment programmes will be resuscitated

He further explained that his administration will rejuvenate scholarship and poverty alleviation programmes for members and facilitate various developmental landmarks in the association.

He added that under his watch atmosphere of mutual cooperation in consolidating efforts of past administrations will be prioritized.

The speech reads in part “It is my pleasure to address this noble gathering as the 5th National President of Mass Communication Alumni of Osun State Polytechnic Iree( MAOS). If not God, who else can one boldly say is the backbone of our existence in life?

“Therefore,I want to sincerely express my gratitude to Almighty Allah for bringing us together as one big family under the umbrella of MAOS .

“As we all known that MAOS is an association that creates, sustains and promotes fellowship and solid mutual relationship among all ND and HND graduates of our alma mater, the primary objectives of forming this great Association includes but not limited to; providing opportunities to assist members, supporting good motives of individuals to achieve better future and contributing positively towards the development of the association, our department, our Alma mater and the society at large.

“Mass Communication Alumni of Ospoly iree (MAOS) which was established in 2011 for all graduates of the department has been moving from grace to grace through the efforts of individuals who buried their ego, positions of authority, wealth, civilization and exposure to ensure that everybody has equal opportunities and representation in MAOS .

“At this juncture,I must sincerely commend the great thinkers who sow the seed of MAOS, the progressive minded souls who watered the seeds and the optimists who have remained committed to solidifying MAOS as one indivisible entity not minding the odds from different angles.

“My emergence as the 5th National President of MAOS is ordained by God, it is therefore beyond human capacity or my personal efforts and imagination.

“It is pertinent to state that the beauty of democracy is allowing everyone to contest and demonstrate their popularity as shown in MAOS, but the circumstances that surrounded this year’s election is way beyond human understanding.

“There is cordial relationship among all the three presidential candidates throughout the electioneering activities and till date, we remain a team of individuals bound by a collective goal which is the best of MAOS.

“Paulsmile is my elder brother’s friend who willfully withdrew from the race and publicly declared his support for me.
YEMCO is my brother, mentor and a friend who singled handedly endorsed and recommended me to many people after declaring his support openly.

“I want to use this medium to congratulate the duo of Paulsmile and YEMCO and their loyalists for considering & seeing to my emergence as the next National President.

“I do not take this for granted, rather, I consider it a honor to serve at this time.
This is a call to service and it’s a shared responsibility, I will therefore appreciate if they can see this assignment as theirs as well.

“Winning an election is not the real victory, the challenge is greater because it involves thinking, deliberating, consulting & making decisions in service to other equal members.

“It shouldn’t be a call to condemnation or castigation, I therefore want everyone here to know that as the National President as we have all collectively decided here today, I am your representative, I am optimistic that serving you all will be a thing of joy, because MAOS members are productive, responsible and supportive.

“The task ahead is a triple R project, that is, Rebranding MAOS, Restructuring MAOS and Restoring MAOS .

“By God’s grace, the payment of Annual due by members will begin from January 1st, 2024.

“The new administration will resuscitate all existing WhatsApp edutainment programmes, rejuvenate scholarship and poverty alleviation programmes for members and facilitate various developmental landmarks in the association.

“Consolidating the atmosphere of mutual cooperation is one of our major priorities and un this regard, this new administration imtends to organize a mega event that will further strengthen the good image of our Alumni Association.

“I want to inform you all that, this team will focus more on members’ welfare, facilitating jobs and creating opportunities for members, when everyone has a job, the association will receive more annual dues, voluntary contributions and large turn out of members at our various programmes.

“Apart from this, giving back to our Alma mata is also paramount, our administration will try all possible best to facilitate tangible and gigantic physical project to promote good image of MAOS nationwide.

“MAOS cooperative is another fantastic initiative that has been helping members to move on on their business, we will not hesitate to rebrand the programme in such a way that all chapters will emulate such good gesture in order to move MAOS more forward.

“I must sincerely appreciate the proactiveness and special leadership skills of my predecessor, Mr Femi Salawu, his maturity and dedication to service is above 100 percent.

“I cannot forget to mention the laudable contributions of BOT Chairman and other members, MAOS elders such as my own boss and brother, Mr Aderemi Adeagbo, Mr Gbenga Adesemowo, Alh Moshood Oladosu, General Ayodele Agboola, my powerful and wonderful predecessor, Mr Femi Salawu, Mr Sunday Ojelabi, Comrade Jide Afolabi, Mr Segun Salako Baba Eto of MAOS, Mr Seun Ayo Ishola, Mr Aderoyal, My special sister Tolulope Falode, Mr Ayo, Dr Adeola all the way from Ebonyi state and several others who supported with their efforts.

“I can not forget the efforts of all state coordinators from Mr Bayo from Lagos, Wonderful Egbon Philosopher from Oyo, my own Fantastic Mr Akinromade from Osun, my egbon of life in Ondo, most respected Abuja Coordinator, my supportive friend Folorunsho Tobi from Kwara, ever courageous and most active female Coordinator from Ekiti and active Diaspora Coordinator.

“To all members of this Executive team with whom I I shall be steering this ship to an enviable height together and several other colleagues who believe in our leadership position, we will not let you down.

“It is true that, Abacus is a 2014 graduate of our Alma mater, he currently holds the Position of National Publicity Secretary of OSPAA but I can assure you that by God’s grace, I am determined to take the mantle of leadership of MAOS National President for the next two years, i therefore appeal to you all to kindly see me as MAOS servant, not a ruler.
Those who joined MAOS few years ago when I was coming as a fresh graduate, most of them are still active today, those who came today as fresh bloods will still steer the ship of MAOS one day.
I implore us to commit ourselves to bringing more people into MAOS and grooming them, this Association belongs to all of us.

“With God, providence has a role to play in every day to day activities of man, from birth till the last breath.

“I want to appeal to all MAOS members to desist from backbiting, and politics of bitterness that may affect our mutual relationship with our God, rather let’s continue to live in peace and harmony so that success can be achieved collectively in all our own endeavor.

“Today is a date with destiny, the job is to build this family, every MAOSITE is a building block, every MAOSITE is a mix of blending material, success we must achieve & we must achieve it at all cost, my name is Adekunle Sikiru and on behalf of the entire executive, I assure you that we will take this family to the next level together, a level of greater leverage, a level of consolidation and a level of greater accomplishments, our job has started, please hold us accountable and we will not let you down.”

Other executive members elected with Abacus include; National Vice President; Oluwaseun Onafuwa, National General Secretary; Owolabi Oyebola, National Assistant General Secretary, Seyi Olomola, National Financial Secretary; Titilope Balogun Shittu, National Treasurer; Sanya Ogunjobi and National Publicity Secretary; Oyewale Oyelola, Blaze Newz gathered.

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