The President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), Prof. Nat Ofo, has tasked inducted members of the Institute to adhere strictly to the values of professionalism or face stiff penalties.
Speaking at the 16th induction ceremony of ICSAN, Prof. Ofo charged members to see themselves as a link to achieving good governance amidst the challenged economy: “The cardinal objective of ICSAN is to train chartered secretaries that will adhere to perpetual professionalism in all circumstances. Any member caught acting contrary to the ethics of the profession would be dealt with according to the directive of the council. “I congratulate inducted members on this milestone achievement, as well as associate members elevated to the level of fellows in the institute that have served in one capacity or the other.
“I will also urge you not to see this induction as an arrival to the peak of your profession, but as a new beginning to keep moving forward for remarkable achievement,” he said.
In the same vein, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Sanni, group CEO of United Capital, guest speaker at the event, in her paper tagged: ‘Challenges of Professionalism in a Recessed Economy’, stressed the need to remain professional in a challenging economy.
“Nigeria is indeed in a challenging economy but as a professional secretary, never despise what you have at hand, utilise it and the sky will never be your limit.
“Moreso, never stop learning; strive to be the best among your equals by being accountable, being self regulated and being competent. Also, a professional does not compromise standards in a challenged economy.”
Mrs. Nkechi Onyenso, Registrar and Chief Executive of ICSAN, said the 219 inductees had ‘taken the right decision’.