Abiola, ICSAN chairperson, dines with professional colleagues
Members of the Association of Company Secretaries and Legal Advisers in the manufacturing sector (ACSLA, Lagos chapter) took off time from their tight schedules, two weeks ago, host one of theirs, Abiola Laseinde, who has just been elected the chairperson of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), Lagos chapter.
Held at the Protea Hotel, Alausa, Ikeja, the event drew members from key manufacturing companies in the country.
Speaking at the gathering, the new chairperson, said: “I have drafted programmes to carry out my four-point agenda, which are: visibility, relevance, collaboration and projecting ICSAN and the Lagos chapter.
“By visibility, I mean to drive members, engage them with the aim of making everyone to contribute and also benefit from the association; while by relevance, we are to make sure that corporate governance principles are always expressed in everything we do. We are also looking forward to collaborating and partnering other professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and others. Lastly, I hope to project the national body of ICSAN, because if it shines, the Lagos chapter will follow,” she said.
Laseinde disclosed that Lagos chapter of ICSAN is planning its first members’ forum, which would enable the new executive to know the minds of its members and also for the association to clear some grey areas.
“The forum is going to take the form of questions and answers format for everyone to express his/her mind. This is also going to be a mind robbing session that would guide and direct the new executive on, which way to go,” she said.
Highlighting some of the leadership qualifies of the new chairperson, as being dogged, a good mixer, focused and visionary, Yomi Adebanjo noted that she is like a door to two bodies; one side opens to ACSLA and the other to ICSAN.
“Considering this, we feel, she is better placed to bring synergy into both bodies. Her emergence gives us the opportunity to celebrate her,” he said.
The husband, Barr. Laseinde, disclosed that he would give her wife all the support she needs, adding that her appointment is a call to serve her professional association and her fatherland, too.
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