Hello!, I bring you greetings and trust all is well with you and yours?😉
I am Vifa Isaac Arojie, outgoing Director of Sports, Ambrose Alli University Medical Students’ Association (AAUMSA), and aspirant for the position of Director of Finance, AAUMSA.
I would be glad if you can take some minutes to go through some of my achievements while in office, and some plans we hope to achieve when I emerge victorious as the Director of Finance of our beloved association.
Some of my Achievements as AAUMSA Director of Sports
1. We had two weeks of intense training as regards the NIMSA GAMES 2021, and later emerged 4th overall best in Nigeria medical games held in Port Harcourt;
2. We organised the maiden edition of AAUMSA FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE, where a customised cap and certificate was issued to the first-ever winner in September;
3. In 2021, we secured the release of NIMSA GAMES 2018 medals, which has hitherto been in possession of the school authorities since 2018. We were able to get these medals across to the deserving students. The medals were officially presented to each winner by the then Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Benson Osadolor;
4. We were able to set up fully and currently have an active Volleyball team that is independent and fully run by individuals with shared interests. This team holds practice every Saturday. As it stands, it is by far, the most active arm of Sports we have presently. This team is made of both Males and Females and also basic and clinical students;
5. During my manifesto, I made it a point of duty to improve on female participation in Sports, and by God’s grace, we have results to show for it;
6. For the first time ever, we were able to fully involve ourselves in the Final Year Week. We had Football match and Volleyball match with the Final Year students to celebrate them;
7. During the strike, we were able to organise the first-ever AAUMSA ONLINE SPORTS QUIZ which had a total of N20,000 in cash won by participating AAUMSITES;
8. At the end of the AAUMSA FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE Season, we presented to the overall best a brand new Club Jersey of his choice;
9. AAUMSA GAMES 2022 was rebranded;
10. For the first time ever, we had a Female Football match during the AAUMSA GAMES. The winners were presented with medals.
The list goes on and on. But let’s leave it here first…
Moving on, here are some of my plans when I emerge as the Director Of Finance, AAUMSA.
I believe over the years, there’s been this view that the Office of the Financial Secretary is somewhat passive and only restricted to collection of dues. But after studying and conducting an all-round research, I have come to discover that there’s absolutely more to it than we can imagine.
I would love to be a part of the system to see how best we can set up a good structure and improve on the whole AAUMSA finance structure inclusive of students.
The Finance Director has so many duties. Aside the conventional duties, I believe the Financial Secretary should be consciously involved in seeing to the overall improvement of the finances of the students.
This can be done through seminars, conferences, symposium and trainings that will better equip the students. For example, we have a lot of graphic designers and writers, but most don’t get to see value for service. We can actually, with seasoned mentors, see how to make things better. They can be taught how to enlist on sites like Fiverr etc.
As a way of improving the AAUMSA Finance, we will set up a good fundraising team from the get-go whose purpose is to relate with individuals and organisations and make them see reasons why they should be a part of our association. We are already too old as an association not to have companies sponsoring our events. We have the integrity or rather the age factor already on our side.
Just to mention but a few of the things we plan to do in office. Our plans in the end will see to a better AAUMSA that is well funded and properly managed financially.
Do well to Pray, Support and Vote VIFA ISAAC AROJIE for AAUMSA DIRECTOR OF FINANCE.
Thank you for going through this piece. You are very much important and hence we will be very glad if you can make this vision a reality because I know for sure as eager as I am, you also want A Better AAUMSA.
– Vifa Isaac Arojie
AAUMSA DOSPORTS 21/22