Olubadan promises subjects peaceful living, others
• Hosts NISS, urges protection of environment
• Charges ICAN to uphold professional ethics
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade ll, has vowed to continue to champion the cause of his subjects on environmental and security matters.
The monarch also urged concerted efforts on protection of the environment. Oba Balogun stated this, yesterday, while hosting members of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 15 of the National Institute of Security Studies (NISS), currently undergoing the yearly capacity building programme with the theme, “Global Climate Change: Challenges, Prospects and Priorities for Economic Development and Conflict Resolution” at his Alarere residence.
The monarch, who described the theme as very apt and timely, said both the environment and the security, as well as economic development, were issues that one could not successfully isolate. He, therefore, pledged support for any initiative that would address security and issues bothering on environment.
Meanwhile, the team leader, Dr. Adegboyega Kareem, said the Course 15, consisting of 16 participants of the Abuja-based institute, were in Oyo State to interrogate the theme at the end of which there would be a presentation of their findings, which would proffer solutions to the identified issues.
ALSO, the Olubadan has charged the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) to continue to uphold professional ethics for the country to move forward.He said that professional accountants have vital roles to play in the growth and development of the country.
According to a statement made available to journalists yesterday in Ibadan by his media aide, Mr. Dele Ogunsola, the royal father made the remark at his Alarere residence, while playing host to the 57th President of ICAN, Mrs. Comfort Eyitayo and other executive members of the institute that came on a visit to round off the 50th anniversary of Ibadan District Society of the institute.
The monarch enjoined the institute to hold on to its ideals of professionalism in the discharge of its responsibilities to both public and private institutions.
Eyitayo, who congratulated the Olubadan on his recent coronation, said that it could not have been mere coincidence, especially against the backdrop of current developments in the traditional and political architecture of the country just as she acknowledged the hosting of her team by the monarch, which she said, was a reflection of the prime esteem the Olubadan hold the institute and the deference he has for the noble accounting profession.