ICSAN calls for sustainability in diversifying economy

Chairman Governing Council, ICSAN, Samuel Kolawole

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), has called on political parties and the present administration to ensure that the diversifaction agenda is sustained.

President and Chairman of Council, ICSAN, Samuel Kolawole made this known while briefing newsmen ahead of the institute’s 2018 yearly conference, dinner and award night slated to hold on 8th and 9th November at the Muson Centre, Lagos.

On the theme of the conference, ‘Exploring the Diversification Agenda Towards the Emergence of a Resilient Economy’ Kolawole said the theme was apt, and urged government to ensure that policies are in place that would promote the diversification agenda.

He stated that the conference was one of the cardinal programmes of the institute aimed at the promotion of good governance practices within and outside the corporate world.

“The institute advocates the need for the country to diversify its abundance of resources so that Nigeria economy can be resilient and thus create the enabling environment for investment and more job opportunities.”

“We are aware and we agree that this is the period of different political parties making their intents and manifestos known as they begin campaigns, but we insist that the drive for us to divesify the economy to multiple sources should not be pushed aside.”
As part of the institute’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), he said the institution would distribute books to selected schools in Lagos, as well as honour personalities who have distinguished in promoting corporate governance.

ICSAN will also confer honourary membership on the founder and chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Afe Babalola; founder of Emzor Pharmaceuticals Plc, Stella Okoli, Chairman of Unilever and Obi of Onitsha, Nnameka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe and a management consultant, Micheal Omolayole.

Expected speakers at the event include Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, immediate past chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Olusegun Osunkeye and Director-General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Anthony Olukoju among others.

Kolawole disclosed that the theme would feature sub-topics of ‘the diversification agenda: The key area of focus and monetary policies on the Nigerian economy and the role of ICSAN in the diversification agenda.’

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