Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)
The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has advised Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to imbibe correct corporate governance principles to obtain sustainability and succession-making plans.
At a press briefing in Lagos, Mr. Samuel Kolawole, its twenty-sixth President, made the plea.
Kolawole said the plea was pertinent to permit SMEs to attain durability and boom their contributions to the Nigerian economy’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
He said commercial enterprise and organizational fulfillment could be quick-lived if not based on company governance standards and values.
” The country at large will benefit from the successes of businesses across personal and public sectors thru the utility of suitable corporate governance structures.
” Our participants across the general public-personal region domains can help promote standards of corporate governance to assist companies and the economic system at huge to grow,” Kolawole stated.
He said that software of proper corporate governance concepts might help address bottlenecks issues in ensuring the ease of doing corporations within the united states.
” The utility of lifestyle of transparency and accountability can assist improve the kingdom’s rating within the ease of doing enterprise terrain internationally,” Kolawole stated.
He recommended that SMEs be actively involved by constructing a lifestyle of activities regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at their early level to steer the society they perform.
This, he stated, can be done by restricting the earnings made by such an enterprise.
” CSR is a part of true governance, and we, at our unique stages, do things to offer back to society.
” I endorse that inside the limit of the earnings you make as an organization, you do your very own bit and be better for it,” he said.
The institute president advised his members to adopt the software of fairness and transparency in addressing every stakeholder’s interests to make certain sustainability of both public and private corporations.
He also implored contributors to be abreast of the concepts and rules guiding each public and personal quarter’s sports to shield the interest of the minority shareholders.
Kolawole stated that; they must make sure the rights of majority stakeholders have been no longer infringed upon.
According to him, the interest of anyone within the chain of a company, including control, customers, providers, and a group of workers, must be considered.
The outgoing president listed his achievements in sports geared toward enhancing the institute’s visibility repute thru a weekly radio program referred to as “Corporate Governance Platform” and the beautification of the institute’s secretariat.
He delivered that the institute under him “strove to enhance the information” of the general public via educational tasks consisting of linkage programs with a few universities and the book of books and journals for the greater professional side.
Kolawole hoped that in the next ten years, the institute could maintain its region as forerunner in the propagation of correct corporate governance, both locally and internationally.
He reiterated the institute’s commitment to assisting industrialization and diversification by selling company governance and advocacies that help ease doing business.