The second quarter of the year witnessed the occasion of ASSBIFI’s CWC/NEC meetings which was held at Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital in Nigeria. It was an eventful outing as the largest city in West Africa played host to our great Association with its calm and serene ambience.
The historical city of Ibadan
Ìbàdàn is the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, in Nigeria. It is the third-largest city by population in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano, with a total population of 3,649,000 as of 2021, and over 6 million people within its metropolitan area. It is the country’s largest city by geographical area. At the time of Nigeria’s independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country, and the second most populous in Africa behind Cairo.
Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria, 128 kilometres (80 mi) inland northeast of Lagos and 530 kilometres (330 mi) southwest of Abuja, the federal capital. It is a prominent transit point between the coastal region and areas in the hinterland of the country. Ibadan had been the administrative centre of the old Western Region since the early days of British colonial rule, and parts of the city’s ancient protective walls still stand to this day.
Did you know that the Secretariat and some of the CWC/NEC members travelled from Lagos to Ibadan and vice versa via the modernized train carriage developed by the Federal Government of Nigeria?
Ibadan is known for its hospitality and rich culture, it is also home to Nigeria’s foremost University, University of Ibadan, which happens to be the location of our 2021 2nd Quarter CWC/NEC Meetings.
The CWC Meeting
Shortly after the arrival of the delegates and other participants, the CWC held their meeting at approximately 3PM on the 20th of August, 2021. Issues were deliberated upon and positions where taken which would be presented to the NEC for further discussions and ratifications. The meeting ended at about 7PM.
The NEC Meeting
Saturday, 21st of August, 2021 was slated as the day for the NEC Meeting, it was held within the ground of UI Hotels Limited, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Much issues were deliberated upon, including the emerging threats of COVID-19 working conditions and high costs of living for our members, and in extension, the citizens of our great Nation Nigeria.
Despite the heavy rainfalls, the event went on smoothly as members retired to their various abode to prepare for the return trip to Lagos and other zones.