The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), has tasked its members to uphold ethical standards of the taxation profession in their dealings with the public.
National President and Chairman in Council of the institute, Mr Samuel Agbeluyi gave the charge in Yenagoa, the state capital Saturday December 2nd at the investiture ceremony of of the 5th Chairman, Yenagoa and District Society of the institute, Mr Bestman Ayabeke Azebi.
Represented by the Southern Nigeria Vice Chairman of the institute, Mr Nengimote Ayerite, the national president noted that upholding ethical and professional standards of the i institute is imperative as the growth of the nation’s economy depends partly on the activities and functions of the profession in getting funds for the annual budgetary allocations.
Agbeluyi who also commended the executives and members of the Yenagoa and District society of the institute observed that the District and society was improving in membership strength, as well as improving immensely in its professional and ethical conducts in the the profession.
Earlier, in his welcome address, outgone chairman of the Yenagoa and District Society, Sir Robert Lokoson commended the state members of the institute for their contributions and support in making the organization better.
Lokoson lauded the state governor, Senator Douye Diri for approving plots of land for the building of state Secretariat for the institue, noting that when the building is completed it would add as a morale booster for members of the institute in the discharge of their duties.
In his acceptance speech, newly inaugurated chairman of the Yenagoa and District Society, Mr Bestman Ayabeke Azebi promised to consult with the newly inaugurated executives of the instituete and other members to foster the development of the organization in the state.
He averred that the institute was willing to collaborate with sister organisations in the state to improve on the economy, noting also that the Yenagoa and District Society of the institute of the CITN under his stewardship would leverage on the progress already made by his predecessors.
Those inaugurated alongside the chairman as members of the 5th executives of the Yenagoa and District Society of the CITN include, Mr Oyinkarebi Akpe, Vice Chairman, Mrs Ebiware Esther, Deputy Vice Chairman, Mr Ayebaenemi Jumbo, General Secretary and Ayogoi Simon Ayogoi, Assistant General Secretary.
Others are, Mrs Pinawei Ineyeseigha Ingbaifegha, Financial Secretary, Mrs Bumiegha Kenneth, Treasurer, Mr Maka Odigha Kikirikwei, Social and Publicity Secretary, Barr. Nnaemeka-Nwonu Uzochukwu, Legal Adviser, Mrs Tracy Azibabhomu Egbo, Membership Secretary and Mr March Ogbuduikian, Technical Secretary.