The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN), a non-profit organisation, has harped on the need to continue to deploy its resources to enhance knowledge of corporate governance, best practices and ethics to sustain businesses and corporate governance in Nigeria.
The Society stressed this recently while rounding up its activities for the year, at the 2018 edition of the President’s Dinner/Induction Ceremony held in Lagos.
The President of the Society, Pascal Dozie, who chaired the event, in his opening remarks welcomed fellows, members of SCGN , guests and sponsors present. He also stressed the determination of the Society to build sustainable businesses and grow the economy.
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“The Society, as is its practice, will continue to recognise and reward business executives who exemplifies its values in governing the organisations, collaborate with regulatory bodies and institutions to advise and train organisations on imbibing best practices, good corporate citizenship and ethical conduct towards building sustainable business and national economic development,” said Dozie.
At the ceremony, distinguished and deserving Nigerians were conferred with Fellowship of the Society. They included the Chairman, FRCH Technical Committee of the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance, Muhammad Ahmad; Director, Enterprise Development Center of the Pan-Atlantic University, Peter Bamkole; and Director, Development Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Bello Maccido.
As part of the highlights of the ceremony, 27 individual members and three corporate organisations were inducted into the Society, as new members.
Subsequently, the 18th Edition Volume 2 of the Journal of Corporate Governance was unveiled by the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke, assisted by directors of the Society.
A vote of thanks was given by a director and fellow of the Society, Tijani Borodo, who acknowledged the support of the sponsors of the event and everyone present.
The SCGN is the foremost institution committed to the continued development of good corporate governance practices in Nigeria.