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PRESS RELEASE – 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER KOLADE LECTURE ON BUSINESS INTEGRITY

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LAGOS, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014. The Convention on Business Integrity will today hold the second instalment of the Annual Christopher Kolade Lecture on Business Integrity that commenced last year.
This year, the lecture will examine the ethical foundations businesses in Nigeria need to put in place to ensure that their net effect on all their stakeholders, including shareholders, government, regulators, business partners, communities of interest and the general public, is a positive one. Such foundations include sound corporate governance practices, values, integrity and mechanisms for ensuring compliance.
In addition to the moral case for ethical dealings that has often been made, this year’s Christopher Kolade Lecture series seeks to make a business case for building Nigerian businesses on integrity and good corporate governance practices. Target audience cuts across CEOs and Directors of companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange; CEOs of non – listed companies; DGs of Regulatory agencies; DGs of Professional bodies; members of the diplomatic corps and our other stakeholders.
This year, the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Arunma Oteh- will be joined by a team of seasoned panelists including Mrs. Bola Adesola- MD, Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria Limited, Mr. Lolu Akinwunmi, Group MD, Prima Garnet Africa, Ms. Ayotola Jagun, Company Secretary, Oando Plc. Prof. Juan Elegido, Vice Chancellor Pan Atlantic University and Mr. Micheal Lakota, Managing Director Siemens, Nigeria, and the panel will be moderated by Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje, Senior Consultant, RTC Advisory Services, Limited. They will share their business stories on “The Business Case for Business Integrity”, stimulate discourse and convince attendees that “Integrity pays.”
We hope that this lecture will stimulate reflection and discourse by all stakeholders on the rationale for and the type of framework needed for sound corporate governance in Nigeria. The outcomes for this year will provide a springboard for the discourse for the third installment next year.
Guinness Nigeria Plc.as Platinum sponsors and Access Bank Plc. as Bronze sponsors financially support the event while The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are notable partners of this event.
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.

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Press Enquiries: For more information/clarification/questions about the program, please get in touch with the contact person listed (Yinka Johnson (CBI) 07025294145, yinka.johnson@cbinigeria.com)

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