The National President of Radio, Television, Theatre and Arks Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), Comrade Kabir Garba Tsanni, has advised members of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria Chapter to display highest level of professionalism in the discharge of their functions in their organisation.
Tsanni, who inaugurated the APCON chapter at the premises of APCON in Iganmu in Lagos stated that, members should not hide under the umbrella of RATAWU to display indolence.
He said, “As a trade union, it has always been our desire that members should be of good behaviour in the discharge of their primary assignments in their respective establishment and should also respect constituted authority.”
Speaking further, the RATTAWU President said the Union and management are to see themselves as partners in progress in a bid to achieve the organisational goals and objectives. According to him, “the coming up of the Union in APCON should not be seen as a threat but to work in synergy with the authority for the progress of the organisation.”
Tsanni, who sounded a note of strong warning however said, “I urge all members of RATTAWU in APCON to uphold the tenets of the Union. The executives should conduct the business of the Union in Line with set down rules and principles as entrenched in the Union’s Constitution.”
The incoming Chairman of RATTAWU APCON chapter, Ahmed Yelwa while thanking the national body and those who play a part in his victory said, “the struggle for better condition of service is a continuous one in the life of a civil/public servant, APCON members of staff were left behind for so long in enjoying welfare packages by the Federal Government.”
According to Yelwa, top on his agenda are that APCON chapter will facilitate corporate registration with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, without which the chapter cannot enjoy any federal government welfare pack.
He said others include APCON Corporate Registration at the office of the Head of Service for the federal integrated staff housing programme (FISH), registration to assess the federal civil servants mortgage refinancing scheme, which government had earmarked N13 billion for 5635 federal civil servants.
The Registrar/CEO of APCON, Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi thanked the national body for finding time to inaugurate the chapter, which he said was long over due.