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ICSAN charges members on ethics, professionalism

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The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has charged newly inducted members to adhere to ethics and professionalism.

The institute, which maintained that it has zero tolerance for misconducts, said any member found guilty, and in defiance of dictates to ethics, would have his or her certificate withdrawn, and membership forfeited.

President and Chairman of Council, ICSAN, Bode Ayeku, gave the charge yesterday during the 19th induction ceremony of the institute in Lagos.

He implored them to remain steadfast in their commitment to ethics, saying: “It is part of our ethical injunction that you should be the corporate governance’s conscience of any organisation and establishment you find yourself.”

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He noted that despite all the mind-boggling changes of the new world dominated by use of robots, internet of things, and artificial intelligence, the skill and competences of a governance professional would always remain relevant. 

“All you have to do is to keep moving resolutely forward, toiling with passion and courage to gather requisite experience and hope for success that normally accompanies self-sacrifice, hard work and diligence.

“As a Chartered Secretary and Administrator, there is a lot expected from you by many stakeholders. At the organisation where you work, associations you belong and on many other fronts in which you connect with people, you are naturally expected to invariably exhibit and manifest the attributes of a chartered secretary and administrator. You must always strive to discharge your responsibilities with a touch of excellence in order to live up to the coveted appellation,” he said.

Delivering the induction lecture on “Charting a Course for the Chartered Secretary and Administrator in the Present Dispensation: Issues for Consideration”, a corporate governance specialist and Dean, School of Law and Securities Studies, Babcock University, Prof. Deji Olanrewaju, highlighted the strategic role of a chartered secretary and administrator in the socio-economic development of a nation.

He also gave an insight into a world of opportunities and possibilities that abound in the profession.

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