. …..As Group inaugurates Substaintive Executives Directors in Lagos
The President/ CEO, Society for West African Internal Audit Practitioners (SWAIAP), Noble Patrick Nzechukwu has said that the group is focused on training and development of internal auditors in West African States and neighborhood.
Noble Patrick Nzechukwu spoke to our reporter in Lagos yesterday as the group inaugurates its substaintive Executive Directors at Suru- Express Hotel, GRA Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.
SWAIAP was Incorporated to awake consciousness and relevance of internal auditing in West African States and neighborhood, particularly, to institutionalize internal auditing as a foremost tool for anti-corruption, anti-wastes, inefficiency and ineffectiveness.
To this end, the substantive Executives Directors of SWAIAP were inaugurated to offices by the Transition Committee for Good Governance (TCCG) set up by SWAIAP President /CEO amongst the assemblage of professionals in that auspicious occasion.
The Executive Directors included amongst others: SWAIAP President,
Noble Patrick Nzechukwu, SWAIAP General Secretary/Director of Information, Noble Bieni Victor Emenike, SWAIAP Assistant Director of information/ General Secretary, Noble Anthony Chris Emeka Nwosu, Noble
SWAIAP Director of Operations, Noble Ogechi Odumah, Director of Internal Audit, Noble Orji, Nnaemeka Joel, SWAIAP Assistant Director of Internal Audit, Noble Obinna Sylvester Okafor, SWAIAP Director if Programme,Training & Research Adeogun Olutobi Christopher, SWAIAP Director of Internal Audit, SWAIAP Asstistant Director of Membership & Welfare, Noble Ekere Grace Friday, SWAIAP Director of GRC, NobleHector Onyekachi Ekeocha, SWAIAP Assistant Director of GRC,
Noble Towobola Saheed Olamideji,
SWAIAP Director of Membership & Welfare, Noble Alaoye Rafiu Abiola, SWAIAP Assistant Director of Programme,Training & Research, Noble Orshi Terhemba Ephraim, SWAIAP Director of ICT, Noble
Lazarus Omolua Osikemhekha, SWAIAP Director of Finance, Noble Victor Onyebuchi Anosike and others.
SWAIAP Boss in his acceptance speech admonished all the Executive Directors of the body to be committed to the group’s strategic objectives of mitigating all forms of financial and non- financial risks through evidential assurance of effective corporate governance, risk management and Internal control processes and compliance to laws, regulations, policies and procedures. He charged them to embark on rapid membership drive and entrenchment of organizational culture.
“It is important to note that 75 percent of SWAIAP resources is committed to training and developing internal auditors both in Public and private sectors, including employees, consultants, academia, Students, etc., while 20 percent of our resources is committed to conferences, seminars and general information dissemination about global internal auditing and 5 percent to other commitments. For more information about us you can visit www.swaiap.org.”, he stated.
By Victor Bieni