Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the presence of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) would enhance the status and Practice of Public Administration and Corporate Governance in Nigeria.
Dr Banigo stated this when the National Registrar/ Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria paid her a courtesy call at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
According to the Deputy Governor, it is very important for people to understand that Public Administration is a process and a means to achieve so many goals for the populace generally.
“I believe that your ethos and teachings on Public Administration will do a lot to enhance what we are doing in Government and will also filter through layers of society and give us a better society, which we are all looking forward to and also looking forward to our posterity so that Nigeria, after all, will be a better place for everybody.” the Deputy Governor stressed.
Dr Banigo who described the Civil Service as the engine room of Governance recalled with nostalgia when the rules and ethics of Civil Service in Public Administration was key to what the Government used to do.
“It made a difference, there was discipline, there were proper attitudes and people knew their hierarchies and respected it,” She said.
The Deputy Governor, who expressed gratitude to ICSAN for coming into Rivers State to undertake the training and orientation of its members said she would continue to partner with the Institute to build capacity for Public Administration and Corporate Governance.
In her remarks the National Registrar/ CEO of ICSAN Barr, Taiwo Olusesi said her Institute Trains Chartered Secretaries, Company Secretaries and Administrators for both public and private sectors, noting that her Institute influences Government decisions.
According to her, they were in the State to introduce the Institute and discuss on how they could contribute to the State Government in the area of training, and collaboration.
Also speaking, a beneficiary of the training, and Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, who is also a member of the Education and Training Committee of the Rivers State Chapter, Barr. Inegogo Fubara, said the training was very beneficial, noting that ICSAN is the only professional body that conducts examination that leads to people being Chartered Secretaries that could work in companies.