Executives

Below are the list of SOSAN executives since 1969:

Executive  1969
Prof A. Babs Fafunwa - President of the Association
Mr. J. J. Egwuma - Vice President
Mr. M. A. Makinde - Secretary
Mr. F. A. Kargama - Assistant Secretary
Mr. E. A. Ogunode - Treasurer
Mr. B. O. Obaweya - Publicity Secretary
Mr. S. A. Olorunselu - Auditor
Mr. S. A. Omole - Auditor
Executive 1985
Dr. Etim N. E. Udoh - National President
M. A. Makinde - Vice President
Dr. O. S. Okobiah - National Secretary
Alhaji S. Buka - Assistant Secretary
Rev. (Dr.) E. Obilo - Treasurer
Ambrose P. Iyortyer - Publicity Secretary
F. Mutua - Auditor
Prof Babs Fafunwa - Patron
Executive 1989
Dr. C. O. Kupolati - President
Dr. A. I. Imorgie - 1st Vice President
Mr. A. P. Iyortyer - 2nd Vice President
Dr. P. S. Orimoloye - National Secretary
Mr. W. V. Famwang - Assistant Secretary
W. O. Ogunsola (Miss) - Treasurer
Oside Maria Taiwo (Miss) - Financial Secretary
Usman Abdullahi MainaKaina - Auditor
Prof. Babs Fafunwa - Patron
Executive 1998
Prof. Mobolaji Ogunsanya - President
Dr. Mrs Alice A Jekayinfa - 1st Vice President
Mr. E.O. Awosolu - 2nd Vice President
Dr. Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye - National Secretary
Dr Mrs Esther Oduolowu - Treasurer
Dr Olusegun Akinbote - Financial Secretary
Dr Samuel F. Ogundare - Editor
Executive 2011
Prof. Samuel F.Ogundare - President
Dr. Mrs Alice A Jekayinfa - Vice President
Dr. AbdulRaheem Yusuf - Secretary
Dr Mrs Eunice  Oyetade - Treasurer
Dr. Peter O. Amosun - Financial Secretary
Dr Olalekan E. Ojedokun - Editor
Dr. Sunday  O. Ajitoni - Public Relation Officer

 

SOSAN shall be organized at four levels, viz:

  1. National body
  2. Zonal branches
  3. State branches
  4. Institutional branches.
  5. Each of these levels shall have the responsibility of implementing the aims of the association at its own level and scope. However, in any clash of interest and activities, the national body will take precedence.

Executive Officers

The executive officers of SOSAN shall include:-

  1. President
  2. 2 Vice Presidents
  3. Secretary
  4. Assistant Secretary
  5. Treasurer
  6. Financial Secretary
  7. Publicity Secretary
  8. 2 Auditors
  9. 2 Patrons
  10. Editors.

Functions of Executive Officers

President

  1. The President shall be the chief executive of the organization.
  2. He shall preside over all national and executive meetings and conferences.
  3. He shall be a signatory to all official documents of the organization.
  4. He shall direct the convening of all emergency, executive and general annual conference of the organization.
  5. He shall perform other functions incidental to his office.

The Vice Presidents

  1. The first Vice President shall perform the functions of the President at his absence.
  2. He shall assume the office of the President on the event of a vacancy arising from impeachment, resignation, incapacitation or other natural causes.
  3. He or she shall perform other functions as shall be delegated from time to time by the President.

The Secretary

  1. The Secretary shall be responsible for all secretarial duties of the SOSAN organization.
  2. He or she shall be signatory to all official documents of the organization.
  3. He or she shall prepare and submit the annual report of the organization at the national annual conference.

Assistant Secretary

  1. He or She shall perform all the functions of the Secretary in his absence.
  2. He or She shall assume the office of the Secretary in the event of a vacancy arising from other natural causes, resignation, or incapacitation.
  3. He or She shall perform other functions incidental to his or her office as shall be.

Treasurer

  1. The Treasurer is to keep all the Monies of the organization.
  2. He or she shall maintain an impress account to be determined by the house from time to time.
  3. The Treasurer shall remit all impress in his or her possession to Financial Secretary whenever he or she is way out of the country or any special official assignment.
  4. He or she shall perform other functions incidental to his or her office as shall be assigned by the President.
  5. All Money of the board shall be banked within 48 hours of receipts.

Functions of Publicity Secretary

  1. The Publicity Secretary shall be responsible for all publications, circulars or publicity of any kind for the SOSAN.
  2. He or she shall be the SOSAN spokesperson.
  3. He or she shall perform other functions incidental to the office as shall be assigned by the President.

Functions of the Two Auditors

The two Auditors are to audit the account of the organization once a year and the auditors’ report shall be presented for approval to the annual conference of SOSAN.

Functions of the Two Patrons

  1. The two Patrons are to advice the SOSAN executive Officers and the entire organization members on ways of promoting its growth and development.
  2. They are to mediate, arbitrate and reconcile misunderstanding between members of the organization when the need arise.

Functions of the Editors

The Editors are to edit the journals, magazines and any other articles to be published by the organization.

Tenure of the Executive Officers in Office

  1. The tenure of the executive officers in office shall be two years.
  2. The tenure of office of the two Patrons shall be three years.
  3. At the end of every tenure, the executive Council stands dissolved.

Election

  1. All members of the executive officers shall be elected by the general meeting of the organization.
  2. Only registered and financial up to date members of SOSAN are entitled to vote and to be voted for at any election.
  3. Ex-officers of the organization can stand for re-election into any post if appropriately nominated and supported.
  4. The results of all elections and votes of the general house shall be by a simple majority.
  5. The results of the elections shall be announced after the election of each office to enable the losers to be re-nominated and contest.
  6. The election of Chairman and Presidents of zonal, state and institution branches shall be conducted at their branch levels.

Mode of Election

  1. All election shall be by open ballot.
  2. General election shall be conducted by a returning officer who shall be elected by the general house. He shall appoint few members to assist him.
  3. All elections shall be by nomination from members.
  4. Three candidates shall be nominated for election in every office that requires two persons. The candidate with the highest vote emerges the winner and the next follows.
  5. Where there is a tie, fresh election shall be conducted among the contestants involved.

Removal of Officers

Removal of Executive Officers

  1. An officer may be removed from office where a notice of any allegation in writing signed by not less than two third 2/3 of the members at the general meeting.
  2. Where a committee is set to investigate the allegation and the report against the office proved that the allegation is true and is adopted by two third 2/3 majority of the members at the general meetings, the office shall stand removed.
  3. Any executive officer shall be removed from office where a medical examination proved that he or she is incapable of discharging the functions of his or her office.
  4. If the executive officer becomes vacant, the President shall fill it with other members of the executive in the best way possible, until general elections are hold.

Removal of Patron

  1. A Patron shall be removed from office by a written petition for removal of a Patron and is supported by at least 10 registered members. Such a petition shall be presented and considered by the executive committee, this decision of the executive committee shall be presented to the general house for confirmation or otherwise.
  2. A Patron shall be removed from office, if seen to be prejudicial to the interest and objectives of SOSAN.