By Fadekemi Ajakaiye
The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) has called for behavioural and institutionalised mechanism for Corporate Governance in Nigeria.
A Fellow the Society, Professor Fabian Ajogwu SAN, at a
Press briefing yesterday to announced the 2017 edition of the yearly Conference of SCGN scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, said Corporate Governance and economic development were interdependent and intertwined through the process of economic reforms, while effective corporate governance mechanisms promote the development of strong financial systems in the economy.
He stressed that the Society every year holds a Corporate Governance Conference where topical issues were discussed with speakers drawn from heads of regulatory and statutory agencies, academicians and practitioners, captains of industries within and outside of Nigeria.
He said Professor Mervyn King, SC, Chair, King Committee on Corporate Governance that produced the Kingâ€™s Code I, King II, King III and King IV in South Africa would be the main speaker at this year Conference.
The Senior Advocate and former Justice of the Supreme Court of South Africa, would be sharing insights in corporate governance, drawing from his wealth of experience on the subject.
The conference themed, â€˜Institutionalisation of Corporate Governance as a tool for National Economic Developmentâ€™, will extensivelyÂ dwell onÂ the practice of corporate governance in the public and private sectors, its impact on businesses, and National economic development at large.
He noted that the non-profit organisation, has over the years
continued to deploy its resources to enhance knowledge and practice of corporate governance best practices and ethics in Nigeria, through Research and Publications on the subject of Corporate Governance, intensive learning programmes for Board Chairmen & Directors, Seminars & Breakfast meetings; and legislative advocacy in the field.