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APBN Board Meeting

12 February 2015, 12:10

Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) Holds Board Meeting

Lagos, Nigeria.

The president of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) today announced its board meeting, which will hold on February 10, 2015. The board gives direction and makes policy decisions, as well as review and ratify professionals’ position on issues of national importance.

Foluso Fasoto is the President of APBN. “I am honoured to announce this special board meeting,” said Mr Fasoto. “This is the first Board meeting since the unveiling of a new brand identity for the APBN and this is an exciting time to oversee the association’s strategic activities.

President Fasoto works with a team in council, and is supported at the APBN secretariat by Mr Olajide Aminu, who serves as the Executive Secretary.     

New board members that are expected to be formally admitted at the February meeting include Mr. Chidi Ajaegbu, ICAN President; Otunba (Mrs) Debola Osibogun, CIBN President; Mr. Bola Temowo, CIIN President; Dr Femi Olomola, NITP President; Alhaji Toyosi Raheem, AMLSN President and Alhaji Abdulhamid Diekola, CIPSMN President.

 “APBN was created as a national body that galvanise opinions and positions of registered and recognised professional institutes and associations in Nigeria, which can be called upon by Government to proffer suggestions and solutions to pressing national issues. Before now, when policy matters of national importance are to be made, Government either neglects to seek opinion from appropriate quarters or turn to a few individuals whose views may not necessarily reflect those of the professionals of accredited institutes and associations. We all know that the soundness of a policy depends largely on the quality and integrity of the advice on which it is formulated” said Mr Foluso Fasoto.     

According to him, “Our mandate is to coordinate, support and serve as mouthpiece for all professional bodies in Nigeria and to proffer well thought out positions to government on issues of national importance.”

“This meeting is special in the sense that we have created a forum that gives the front runners in the on-going presidential campaigns – in the country - an opportunity to address the board and council of APBN on their plans for professionals in the next four years,” said Mr Foluso Fasoto.

The board meeting of the APBN holds quarterly.

The APBN board is comprised of presidents of the 28 member institutes / associations and elected council members, including -

Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN)

Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)

Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA)

Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)

Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (CIMN)

Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM)

Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS)

Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)

Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN)

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON)

Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (IMCON)

Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN)

Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)

Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors & Valuers (NIESV)

Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS)

Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB)

Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)

Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)

Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP)

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)

Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN)

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)

The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS)

For information please contact:

Olajide Aminu, MBA, FIIN

Executive Secretary

Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN)

NIS Building, opposite Lafarge House

Alausa – Ikeja, Lagos State

Email: apbn@apbn.org.ng, apbnnigeria@ymail.com

Phone: 08129962551, 08033782761

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