Enugu Coalition Of Business and Professional Association

Membership

Key Personnel

Sir Emeka Nwandu
President of ECCIMA - Chairman
Ozo Ramsey Onyia
President ASHOW - Vice Chairman
Engr. Henry N. Awuregu
Director General, ECCIMA - Secretary
Mr. Victor Agunwa
President CIBN - Treasurer
Mr. Arinze Emenike
NASSI - Financial Secretary
Engr. Nneka Nwagugu
Nigeria Society of Engineers - Provost
Secretariat - ECCIMA
Mr. Uchechukwu Mba - Coordinator

Members

Membership Criteria / Regulations

Political Activism

Leaders of the ECOBPA shall not be active members of political parties such as holding a leadership position in a political part

Members will not use the Coalition as a political platform.

Political Neutrality

The Business Coalition shall maintain political neutrality at all times.

Political Party Funding

The Business Coalition shall not fund any Political Party or individual politician

Gender Equity

In all its programs and activities, the Business Coalition strives for gender equity and equality

Protection of the Environment

A well-kept environment is the best gift the present generation can give to the next generations and as such, the Business Coalition shall endeavor to protect the environment at all times.

Self-weakening of the Coalition

The Business Coalition shall not allow any of its members to hold bilateral Advocacy meetings on behalf of the Coalition or consultative meetings with the State Authorities or any other stakeholders without the knowledge and consent of other Coalition partner.

Representations of members’ views

Business Coalition leaders shall avoid, at all times, the temptation of pushing their own representative positions.

Membership Benefits

  1. Free access of the Coalition’s support on handling issues challenging the various associations and professional bodies.
  2. Regular provision of relevant information about the programmes and activities of the Coalition.
  3. Participation in drafting the legislative and business agenda of the Coalition for advocacy purposes towards policy reform as it affects the association/professional body.
  4. Participation in programmes and events of the Coalition is open to all members. The number of participants from every association/professional body shall be established depending on the actual event, organizer and sponsor(s).
  5. Recognition of association members on the coalition’s website for wide publicity.
  6. Members are entitled to mention such affiliations (i.e. proof of belonging to the Coalition) in their promotional materials with contact information.
  7. Depending on actual interests, the Coalition may create partnerships with other organizations or representatives of International Agencies

How To Get Involved

Qualification

Every Business Association or Professional Body that is recognized by the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and duly registered by the CAC in accordance with the provisions of the CAMA 1990 is qualified to register as a member of the Coalition.

Registration Procedure

Intending Business Association or Professional Associations wishing to join the Coalition shall write formally to the Coalition via the Chairman/Secretary, and C/o ECCIMA Secretariat, indicating interest through the filling of our membership form to be issued by the Secretariat.  You can also obtain and fill the E-membership application form on our website. Local Communicating Committee (LCC) shall accept or reject such application based on its merit as indicated in Article B (1) above.

Categories of Membership

All members of the Coalition are equal and there shall be no preferential treatment(s) / condition(s) of one against the other.

Membership Responsibilities/Duties

  1. Regular attendance at formally convened meeting(s).
  2. Payment of levies, dues, subscriptions, etc. as duly agreed upon.
  3. Full participation in the Coalition’s programmes and activities
  4. Desisting from actions that will be against the Coalition’s objectives and principles.
  5. Promoting the Coalition in the community and during attendance at meetings.

Membership Sanctions/Discipline

  1. Voluntary withdrawal, at the request of the concerned Association / professional body, is allowed.
  2. A member of the Coalition may be asked to withdraw following involvement of activities, which are considered to be harmful to the interest and image of the Coalition by a simple majority vote of the members.
  3. A member may also be asked to withdraw following the involvement of voluntary criminal action(s) by the head of an association/professional body, as a representative of his primary association.