Lagos APBN inaugurates new executives, urges integrity in service
The Lagos State Chapter, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has inaugurated a new executive council for the 2022 to 2024 period. The new leaders were charged to show more commitment to professional ethics and offer quality service to society.
The executives include Ayuba Akere as Chairman, Asimiyu-Towolani Bashir (vice-chairman), Abiodun Fatunyi (Secretary) and Rasheed Osinowo (Assistant Secretary). Others are Samuel Adeyemi (Publicity Secretary), Kazeem Bakinson (Treasurer), Emmanuel Olawunyi (Financial Secretary), Mrs. Zaynab Abdulkareem (Auditor) and Abayomi Ogunjimi (immediate past chairman).
In his inaugural address, Akere, a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) expressed gratitude to the chapter for the opportunity to serve.
He assured that the new leaders are committed to upholding the objectives and values of APBN and will work towards promoting the interests of all professional bodies in Lagos.
He also promised to improve knowledge acquisition of members through workshops, seminars and make meetings more educational.
Akere said: “We as professionals are poised to deal with our members who are involved in unpleasant acts. Integrity should be the watchword for everyone.”
“In Lagos in particular, we expect Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to quickly to ensure we have cleaner environment, a traffic-free city with no social miscreants and ensure motorable roads, and security of life and property as robbery and kidnapping is on the increase.”
In a keynote address, former Lagos State’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Toyin Ayinde, tasked APBN members on quality service delivery and integrity. He emphasised that the purpose of professionalism is to develop the nation and challenged them to prove within their capacity that they are diligent and ready to serve.
On his part, President of, Commonwealth Association of Surveyors and Land Economists (CASLE) and APBN past president, Mr. Joseph Ajanlekoko, noted that Lagos has always been first in all aspects of professionalism.
He advised the new executives to pilot affairs of association with all sense of responsibility and improve membership. Ajanlekoko noted that the nation is in comatose because of inadequate professionals in government, which has affected overall performance.
Ajanlekoko said: “Building collapse has been a sore point for professionalism and it is an indictment and finding a lasting solution to the problem. We must engage more professional bodies to become members of APBN, while member bodies who are not active, must be reactivated.”