Institute Of Directors Induct New Fellows

Institute Of Directors, New FellowsIt was a full house at a dinner organised by the institute of directors for the induction of new fellows.

With a membership of over 3500, the occasion was to induct members of the institution to top echelons of its membership cadre, as distinguished, honorary and regular fellows.

The evening was graced by industry captains, entrepreneurs, and young business leaders.

The Institute of Directors Nigeria, (IOD Nigeria), is a Professional institute which promotes directors, develops corporate governance, enhances the economy for business development, and provides services to its membership.

With a minimum of 10 years of experience which qualifies a member for this fellowship awards, a total of 27 members were found worthy for the honour, and this is also as a result of the commitment to the institution and the nation at large.

The Lagos state governor was ably represented by the Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Mr Rotimi Ogunleye, who commended the work of the institution.

The Managing Director of Shell, Mr Mutui Sumonu, who was a guest speaker at the occasion, spoke on the topic ‘Boardroom 101 Refresher’ and shortly after that, the distinguished members took the oath and proceeded to be inducted.

Among some of the distinguished members were; the former Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Minister for Health, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi; Managing Director of Emzor Pharmaceutical, Dr Stella Okoli and former Executive Director of NTA, Barrister Grace Egbagbe.

Also present was the Group Managing Director of FBN Holdings, Mr Uk Eke and the Pro-Chancellor of University Of Ibadan, Umaru Musa Mustafa.

The institute called on its members to continue to uphold the standard set by the institute, as it hopes to continue to live up to expectations.

Ogun Government Clamps Down On Illegal Miners

Bimbo Ashiru Commissioner of Commerce and IndustryThe Ogun State government is going tough on illegal mining of laterite and sand across the state, an activity that has increased environmental degradation.

During a raid conducted on the proposed site for an industrial park along the Lagos Ibadan expressway, about 20 tippers and articulated trucks were impounded while over 20 people were arrested.

The Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Bimbo Ashiru, led the team of security personnel who took these illegal miners by surprise

On sighting them, the illegal miners knew the game was up, and took to their heels, but not everyone was lucky.

The commissioner warned the suspects to desist from such acts, as the area had already been mapped out for the state industrial park.

Threat To State projects

“This is an illegal mining site. You can see the number of people that ran out of this place on seeing us. That means on daily basis they come in here, cash away with the sand, dredge the way they want to do it and do whatever they like.

“We have been able to arrest five vehicles. We’ll take them back to Abeokuta. The owners will come and explain to us who gave them the permit and license to start doing this kind of damage. The topography of the site has been adversely altered. The state ministry is now skeptical, because this situation could hamper the realisation of the proposed industrial park,” he said.

The suspects were handed over to the police for prosecution.