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Lagos ICSAN gets new executives 

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The Lagos State chapter of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has elected a new executive committee to pilot its affairs in the next two years.

During the election, which held at the weekend in Ikeja to climax the institute’s yearly general meeting (AGM), Mr. Francis Olawale emerged new chairman while Mrs. Alima Nkechi clinched the post of vice chairman.

The position of financial secretary went to Ekundayo Johnson just as Mrs. Ololade Olude became new honorary secretary; Elekama Ehiama, publicity secretary; Irene Maurice, assistant publicity secretary; among other officials.

In an interview, the new chair and fellow of the institute, Olawale, pledged to take the chapter to the next developmental level through four dimensional pillars – ensuring growth in membership; creating better visibility for the institute; integrating the chapter with the national body in thoughts and programmes as well as ensuring relevance in the scheme of things in Lagos – and engaging in advocacy by influencing policies as they affect Nigerians and the institute.

On the challenges confronting the body, Olawale listed funding as the most daunting. He noted that beyond membership dues, his administration would think out other sources of revenue.

He said: “We have a niche and it is corporate governance. ICSAN is known for corporate governance. As we all know, prices are going up astronomically, beyond subscription of members, we need to look at innovative ways of raising funds through sponsorships e.t.c.

“By being visible, we will go out more to partner with the media in projecting us. We will also play more actively with the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) to sustain our existence in the consciousness of Nigerians.”


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