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 principles of correct corporate governance to obtain sustainability and succession making plans.
Mr. Samuel Kolawole, its twenty-sixth President, made the plea at a press briefing in Lagos.
Kolawole said the plea was pertinent to permit SMEs to attain durability and boom their contributions to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Nigerian economy.
He said commercial enterprise and organizational fulfillment could be quick-lived if they have been 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 with a view to assisting companies and the economic system at huge to grow,” Kolawole stated.
He said that software of properly corporate governance concepts might assist address issues of bottlenecks to ensure the promoting of 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 SMEs to be actively involved through constructing up the lifestyle of activities regarding the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at their early level to steer the society wherein they perform.
This, he stated, can be done in the restrict of 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 the 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 the ideas of fairness and transparency in addressing the interests of every stakeholder to make certain sustainability of both the public and private corporations.
He additionally implored contributors to be abreast of the concepts and rules guiding the sports of each public and personal quarter to shield the interest of the minority shareholders.
Kolawole stated in doing 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 inclusive of control, customers, providers and group of workers must be taken into consideration.
The outgoing president listed as his achievements sports geared toward enhancing the visibility repute of the institute 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 greater professional side.
Kolawole, however, hoped that in the next 10 years, the institute could maintain its region as forerunners in the propagation of correct corporate governance, each locally and internationally.
He reiterated the institute’s commitment to assisting industrialization and diversification by using selling ideas of company governance and advocacies that help the ease of doing businesses.