It was yet another beautiful milestone for Irun-Akoko. Ondo State-born entrepreneur and philantropist, Honorable Olugbenga Araoyinbo, on Friday, when he emerged the President, Ondo State Chambers of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture (ONDOCCIMA).
Araoyinbo, a former Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, was elected president at the chanber’s Annual General Meeting, held in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Araoyinbo is also incumbent President of Akoko Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture, AKOCCIMA.
All elective positions were filled by respective candidates from the different Chambers under ONDOCCIMA
In his acceptance speech, Araoyinbo promised to build on the legacies of the founding fathers as bequeathed to their generation for onward delivery to the next generations.
Excerpts of his acceptance speech:
ACCEPTANCE SPEECH OF OTUNBA HON.OLUGBEMIGA ARAOYINBO, AS PRESIDENT-ELECT OF ONDO STATE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, MINING AND AGRICULTURE [ONDOCCIMA] ON THURSDAY,14TH JULY,2022.
I would like to begin my acceptance speech as the 21st President of this great Association by giving thanks first to Almighty God the Author and Captain of our Souls for making us realized the dream of this day and to renewed my covenant with God before the public to use all my God-given potentials to serve this great Association.
I wish to extend my deepest respect and appreciation to all the leaders and members for their strong support most especially the founding fathers of ONDOCCIMA who through their sweat and dedication build this enduring legacy bequeathed unto us and the incoming generation to benefit.
I wish to start my appreciation by thanking the immediate Past President and the executives whose tenure ends this moment that paved way for my emergence and my executives for her tireless leadership of this great Association.
It will be an honor and a great privilege to follow her footsteps and to build upon the tremendous progress and legacies of her accomplishments recorded during her tenure as President.
She has been a champion for OSCCIMA leading an executives sailing the ship of this association to a peaceful harbor not that they simply weather some stormy seas during the ravaging Covid–Pandemic but led the Association to emerge stronger and united every time in those critical moments.
I am confident that the out-going executives will not abandon my executives as we will be in need of your experience to navigate this Association throughout our tenure.
In the spirit of sportsmanship, I wish to extend my hands of fellowship to every member regardless of their tendencies during the election.
I greatly look forward to your support in taking ONDOCCIMA to a greater level and I wish to say Big Thank You to the Adhoc Committee that supervised this free and fair election that graciously prepared and guided our members to mid-wife this smooth transition and change of baton.
I stand before you and deeply touched and inspired by your generosity to me in terms of the massive votes freely given to me and your words of congratulations and encouragement is an elixir propelling us to hit the ground running..
With boundless gratitude for the confidence reposed on me and the new executives by the members of this great association and with an unwavering resolve to honor that trust, I humbly accept my victory as the President-Elect of this great Organization, ONDOCCIMA.
I am deeply honored to become the new President of this great association and with God on my side I wish to also reassured our members that I will try as much as possible to lead a high performing Team of executives and we shall delivered on the mandates of our respective offices by fulfill all our election campaign promises and even do more.
Distinguished Members, I promise to play by the rules and at all time will be fair and extend equitable distributions of all opportunity to all members without discrimination.To those concerned about the strength of ONDOCCIMA.
I promise that with my Executives we are going to restore those great values by partnering with those who beliefs in the progress of our Association as we will fight to preserve and sustain ONDOCCIMA.
I will lead a team that will sustain the vision of our founding fathers by building a very strong and united ONDOCCIMA through an open door policy in my tenure. Distinguished Members, I wish to state on record here that My tenure will be build on the following cardinal principles and this is Our Future Outlook:
 I will work towards securing a land to build for our Association a befitting secretariat that will be ICT driven with global standard.
 Create opportunity for Local and International Conferences, Workshops and Exhibitions for All our Members
 Open our doors for positive collaborations and networking with Organisations and individuals to cross pollinate new and modern ideas and strategies to the benefits of our members.
 Prompt dissemination of up-to-date information to All our members to ginger their exposure to global best practices.
I will not conclude this address without thanking my immediate family and friends for their unflinching support allowing me to take up this uphill task to serve humanity in this regard-I love you and will remain grateful for ever.
Wishing you all the very best as we begin another historic chapter in the life of our great Association under my Watch….God bless you All.
OTUNBA.HON.OLUGBEMIGA ARAOYINBO, Fmr,MHA