MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
The Crime Victims Foundation of Nigeria (CRIVIFON) on Wednesday lectured no fewer than 70 members of Electrical Dealers Association of Nigeria (EDAN) at Alaba International Market, Lagos.
The Executive Director of CRIVIFON, Barr. Gloria Egbuji who led a team of lawyers to the event noted that many Nigerians including traders did not understand what constitute their rights and how to jealously guide same.
While lecturing them on various aspects of human rights and how to relate with law enforcement agents where necessary, the CRIVIFON chieftain advised the businessmen to always follow the rules and avoid aiding and abetting corruption by offering bribe to policemen who ask for bail money. “Bail is free, do not give money to any police man in the name of bail,” she advised.
Mrs. Egbuji also advised the businessmen not to resort to short cut when ever they want to buy land or related transactions, but rather engage the services of lawyers who would assist them in documentation.
“Documentation is very important particularly in land matters. It is of utmost necessity to have all the relevant documents relating to land, such as survey plan, agreement, Certificate of Occupancy and so on.”
Speaking to AtlanticNewsonline on the sideline at the event, the Executive Chairman of the Electrical Dealers Association of Nigeria, Nze Marcel Chigozie Okezue expressed
appreciation to CRIVIFON for deeming it fit to organize the training for EDAN members.
He described the training as highly educative. “As you can see, all my people are very happy because some of the things we did not know
about human rights, we have been able to learn today and I believe that we put same into practice, we will be able to recover all our lost human rights.”
The Electrical Dealers Association of Nigeria is made up of dealers in electrical parts. Membership includes dealers of different
ethnic extractions including the Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and so on. The Alaba International Market is one of the biggest markets in West Africa with electrical and electronic dealers dominating.
According to the EDAN Chairman, some level of success has been achieved over the years
including the past one year he has been in charge as the Executive Chairman.