ICAN Western Zone holds maiden leadership retreat

The Western Zone of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) held the maiden edition of its Zonal Leadership retreat in Ibadan over the weekend.

The retreat, tagged “Enhancing Capacity Building & Professional Etiquette,” was created to bridge the knowledge gap in the executive of the various districts in the zone, comprising the chairmen, vice-chairmen and secretaries.

The Zonal Chairman, Mr Toluwase Olumide Ojo, who is also Chairman of Ijebu Ode and District Society, told Tribune Online that the goals of the retreat included to upscale the administrative capacities of the executives, to enrich their knowledge base, stimulate and encourage involvement in district activities.

“We want to familiarise the chairmen, vice-chairmen and secretaries with the institute’s protocols for general operations and to ensure we have rancour-free event proceedings,” he said.

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As an outcome of the retreat, Ojo said he looked forward to large turnout of members in various district meetings, seamless transition in the executives, and to “see the effects in the lives of the members in terms of empowering people who are having challenges in terms of managing their firms or getting jobs, and to ensure bonding at various district levels.”

According to him, the following districts took part in the retreat: Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ikeja, Amuwo, OBA (Ojo, Badagry and Agbara), Mowe, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Akure, Ado Ekiti, Osun, Ogbomoso/Oyo, Ijebu Ode, Ilaro and Alimosho and District Societies.

Mr Olutoyin Adepate, a former Registrar/Chief Executive of ICAN, two former Zonal Chairmen of the Western Zone, Prince ‘Bade Oyedepo, and Mr Kola Olaitan, and an ambassador of the Institute, Mr Adetunji Adepeju, were resource persons at the two-day retreat.

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