PEFON urges organisations on professionalism

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THE Founder, Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria, (PEFON), Chief Dipo Bailey has advised all sectors in the economy to embrace professionalism, and promised to support individuals and organizations that are committed to enshrining the principles of professionalism in the country.

He said this during the induction ceremony of new members of the foundation in Lagos. “Pefon would continue to support those upholding the ethics of professionalism because this will help the country to experience the much desired growth and development,” he said.

Also, the Chief Executive Officer, Financial Reporting Council, Jim Osayanda, said professionalism was necessary in ensuring an effective taxation system in the country.

According to him, FRC would continue to ensure that firms and other relevant institutions comply with taxation laws in the country.

Osayande who was also one of the new inductees said that the major way that Nigeria could develop was through revenue from taxation and not through oil income alone.

The Chairman, Lasaco Assurance Plc, Ashim Oyekan, who was also inducted into the foundation said a professional must know what he is doing and be passionate about it. He was worried that a lot of professionals were in different professions not because of the desire to render service but for their need to survive which was not making them to do the right thing. He pointed that ignorance of professionalism was affecting the values of the society.

According to him, not upholding the ethics of professionalism had hindered the country from being in a better position that it was. “A way to recognize a true profession is the passion and zeal that he puts into his job by doing the right thing,” Oyekan said.

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