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ICSAN Urges Inductees To Drive Change

Posted: May 8, 2015 at 12:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Phillip Oladunjoye, Lagos


Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has inducted 94 new members, 57 associates and 14 distinguished fellows, urging them not to be discouraged by the devalued naira and high unemployment rate in the country.

President-Chairman, ICSAN, Dr. Suleyman Ndanusa, made the appeal at this year’s 14th induction ceremony of the institute in Lagos.

He said the inductees were trained to convert threats into opportunities, hence should leverage on their training to excel.

Welcoming the inductees, Ndanusa said: “Remember that you are rare birds. You are to maintain accountability and transparency in all your dealings. After all, you are trained to convert threats into opportunities”.

“With the devaluation of the naira and high unemployment prevalent in our economy, there is need to broaden your professional horizon as you have done today. A way to confront the current wave of unemployment is to create wealth and be an employer. You can achieve this through practice as a chartered secretary and administrator”, he added

While admonishing members to maintain integrity and shun all unethical practices capable of tarnishing the image of the institute and nation, Ndanusa reminded them that ICSAN is a globally recognised platform charged with promoting corporate governance and public administration.

Similarly, Ms Bennedikter Molokwu, guest speaker in her presentation titled, ‘Challenges of professionals in nation building,’ urged the inductees to deploy their knowledge, skill and expertise in their organisations and society for the benefit of the country.

She said professionals play key role to nation building and must not be deterred as catalysts of economic growth by the challenges confronting the nation.

Describing professionals as providers of quality service, defenders of democracy and conscience of the nation, Molokwu urged them to rise above challenges that range across corruption, political instability, religious and ethnicism, infrastructure among others to making their impact felt. She also urged them to “go the extra mile to reposition themselves with greater management capability and improved performance” in their entire endeavour.