Board dissolves executive of people with disabilities
The Board of Trustees of Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities has dissolved the Ekaete Judith Umoh led executive of the association.
The move was to end the crisis rocking the association and to pave way for election of new executives. Chairman of the board, Paul Adelabu said the current executives were elected in April of 2014 in Lokoja and that their tenure had long expired in April of 2018 but they refused to vacate their positions. Adelebu while addressing a press conference yesterday said the board was acting on the provisions of the Constitution, which mandates it to ensure smooth transition of power in the case of leadership dispute.
“The association since its establishment in 1992 has been growing and now has about 25million members living with disabilities, which is why we are moving to take over the affairs of the association since the current executives have failed to vacate their positions.