UPDATE & REVIEW ON PRE-REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: ANA 37TH INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION

September 10, 2018

UPDATE & REVIEW ON PRE-REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:  ANA 37TH INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION

Dear ANA Chapters’ Executive Councils,

 

Following a meeting held with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of ANA Lagos, host of the forthcoming Convention  on 26th  August,2018  and in response to the outcry of members to the earlier advertised convention fees payment procedure, a downward review of the payable fees has been approved by the National Executive Council as indicated within the following release. Other adjustments in the convention planning procedure have been made which should be noted and adhered to by intending delegates.

 

LIST AND PAYMENTS: 37th INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION 

 

Fraternal greetings from the National Executive Council,

 

In line with the preparations for the  37th  International  Annual Convention scheduled to take place in Ikeja, Lagos State from  Thursday 25th -   Sunday  28th October,2018, with the theme “ Literature: Megacities and Mega-narratives,” we request that you furnish us with a list of delegates attending the 2018 Convention from your chapter on or before the 12th of October, 2018.

 

You are also requested to encourage your members to pay the appropriate Convention Fees and Annual Dues, due to the National Executive body on or before the 12th of October, 2018 as follows:

 

  1. Early Bird payment within the months of August - September, 2018.

 

  1.  Annual Dues + Convention Registration fee + Paired Rooms  N15,000 only ]
  2.  Annual Dues + Convention Registration fee + Single Occupancy N25, 000 only ]

 

  1. Payments from 1st- 12th October, 2018.

 

  1. Annual Dues + Convention Registration fee + Paired Rooms [ N20,000 only]
  2. Annual Dues + Convention Registration fee + Single Occupancy [ N30,000 only]

 

  1. Members who want to make their own accommodation arrangements should just pay their annual dues and convention registration fee totaling N10,000 into ANA National account. On confirming payment, the LOC will make available to them list of discounted rates of hotels around the Ikeja Area of Lagos(where the convention activities will be situated) for them to make their bookings.

 

  1. Please note that there will be no onsite payment/ registration. Anyone intending to attend the convention as a registered delegate must register and pay in advance.

 

 

Also note that these payments scheme will be strictly monitored and a person will be taken as duly accredited for the Convention after having paid the appropriate amount of fees as stipulated above. Only ONE designated officer, the Chapter Secretary, Chairman or Treasurer, can make payments on behalf of Chapter’s delegates to the account details below. These officers should ensure that payments received from their members are promptly paid into the following designated account:

 

Association of Nigerian Authors 

Zenith Bank Plc  

Account No. 1014606745

 

After payment is made, the details of such containing names, sex and chapters of the payees should be immediately sent as an email to anaexco2015@gmail.com

 

Payments  for the convention can also be made through a portal available on the ANA Website www. ana-nigeria.com.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE

No one who will be attending the convention as a member and duly accredited delegate is excluded from this pre-registration procedure. Members who may not be attending the Convention are advised to pay into the account of the Association their annual membership due to the national body of N5000 for the year 2018 before the Convention. Determination of financially up-to-date membership in the Association at the National level commenced since the year 2016 and compulsory payment of membership dues regardless of the attendance of conventions started counting from the year 2016. All those who did not attend the Conventions since the year 2016 and have not paid their dues for that year and the year 2017 must endeavor to pay such dues to be considered as financially up- to- date for the 2018 Convention and afterwards. Please note that the Association has well- kept records of financial members which would be used to regulate membership rights and privileges at appropriate times.

 

 As we introduce modest reforms in the administration of our conventions for optimal and better-serviced conventions starting with the 2018 Convention in the megacity of Lagos, the National Executive Council and the LOC need your compliance in order to effectively conduct delegates, distinguished Congress and our special guests through the ceremonies in an efficient, responsible and accountable manner. Clarifications on any issue arising from this notice should be sought from the national secretariat.

 

Please circulate this notice widely among your members.

 

Thank you for expected compliance and understanding.

 

Denja Abdullahi

President, ANA. 

28 August, 2018