In line with its desire to ensure that its members are properly guided in their conducts and behaviour, both in their personal and business undertakings, the Institute of Directors, Nigeria (IoD Nigeria) has constituted and inaugurated an Ethics Committee saddled with the responsibility of developing a code of ethics for its members.
While inaugurating the 7-man Committee on Thursday, the 20th September 2018, the President and Chairman of the Governing Council of IoD Nigeria, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Mohammed, F.IoD, urged the Committee to come up with a set of guidelines that will encourage members to embrace sound business ethics and good corporate governance.
According to the President, it is imperative that IoD members adhere strictly to the principle of good corporate governance in their endeavours, recognize champions of good governance for adulation and identify erring members and/or employees for sanction.
He said part of the desires of the Institute were to ensure a clear and definite outline of ethical requirements of members and employees of the Institute for a proper understanding and adherence to a world-class business standard and ensure that the institute was able to monitor the conducts of its members and employees.
The seven-man Ethics Committee comprises seasoned corporate directors and is headed by Mrs. Amina Oyagbola. Other members are Alhaji Tijjani Borodo, Mr. Tunji Oyebanji, Mr. Femi Awoyemi and Ms. N.A. Chibututu, while Mr. Dele Alimi, Director General/CEO of IoD Nigeria and Dr. Nechi Ezeako, Executive Secretary of IoD Centre for Corporate Governance, CCG complete the list.
IoD Nigeria is the leading professional body for Directors in Nigeria, which seeks to promote director development, advance business ethics and good corporate governance, enhance the economy for business development and provide services to its members.