PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO TAKES OVER THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP FROM DR. CHRISTOPHER KOLADE CON ON THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE INTEGRITY ORGANISATION.
At the meeting of the Governing Board of Integrity Organisation (consisting of Integrity and The Convention on Business Integrity) which held on Monday, February 25th, 2014, Dr.Christopher Kolade CON who has been the chairman of the Board since 1997 has voluntarily decided to resign his position as Chairman, he however still remains a member of the Governing Board. With over a decade of selfless and committed service as the chairman of the Governing Board he has made invaluable contributions which have ensured the tremendous growth of the organisation over the years to its present state.
He passes on the mantle of leadership to Professor Yemi Osinbajo one of the co- founders of Integrity organisation; he would be ably assisted by Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje as the Vice-Chairman. Ms. Oluwayemisi Soile who was erstwhile the Projects Portfolio manager also joins the Board as Stakeholder and Support Services Director. The appointment takes effect immediately. Other members of the Board include- Mr. Soji Apampa, co-founder and Executive Director of the Integrity organisation and also the Executive Director of The Convention on Business Integrity, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Mr. Felix Ohiwerei, Dr. Bala Mogaji, Mrs. Gbadebo Smith and Mr. Ike Ilegbune who is the Consultant and Technical Director.
The Integrity Organisation was founded in 1995 as a response to the military recklessness era in Nigeria at that time. Its mission is to empower people, their institutions and systems against Corruption. As a result of the need to have a specific arm that would deal with issues arising in the private sector while Integrity still focuses on the Public domain, it gave birth to the establishment of The Convention on Business Integrity,
The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) is a company limited by Guarantee. The organization was established in 1997 with the mission of promoting ethical business Practices, transparency and fair competition in the private and public sectors. Signatories of the Convention undertake to observe the values of the Code of Business Integrity, both within their own organizations and in their dealings with customers and partners. The code includes both sanctions and incentives for the organizations involved.
To show their pledge to the Convention, signatories enter into a purely moral commitment with the intent of benefiting from and upholding the platform of credibility which the members of the Convention share. The Convention currently has twenty-three (23) corporate signatories and more companies are set to sign on in the cause of the year.