ICSAN issues practice license to professionals
The Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has presented public practice license to chartered secretaries and governance professionals.
President and Chairman of Council, ICSAN, Taiwo Owokalade, at a virtual presentation of the licenses to the qualified practitioners, said they have gone through trainings on rudiments of running their firms and upholding tenets of the profession to avoid sharp practices.
The move, he said, was for the institute to grow an army of qualified practitioners, who are registered as firms of chartered secretaries and governance practice through strategic alliances and partnerships.
He said it is only firms that are licensed that would be qualified to practice and be able to sign off governance issues.
He revealed that the institute had gone on advocacy visit to the regulators to position the body.
Owokalade urged members to get their firms registered, recognised and see the platform as window of opportunities in the governance profession.
According to him, “with this new development, we are going to be having new licenses, more firms of chartered secretaryship practitioners and the society will be impacted.”
Chairman, Governance Practitioners Committee, Francis Olawale, said the institute had leveraged technology to issue the licenses to qualified members and he urged them to safeguard their seal as it bears their license numbers.
He urged members yet to get their firms registered with regulators not to hesitate to reach out to the secretariat to help in the processes.
For those who want to start their firms, he also informed them that the institute was working to come up with a new curriculum embellished with rich syllabus and contents.
Responding on behalf of the newly licensed practitioners, David Shopeju, pledged to promote the image of the institute and not be found wanting.