Thursday, September 1, 2016 7:00am / Press Release
At the meeting of the Governing Board of Integrity Organisation (consisting of Integrity and The Convention on Business Integrity, CBi) which held on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje previously Vice-Chairman, who had in the past year acted as the Acting Chairman of the Board was appointed as the new chairman of The Integrity Organisation; taking over the mantle of Chairmanship from His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Over the years, Mr. Agbaje who is the Chief Executive Officer of RTC Advisory Services Limited (formerly Resources and Trust Company Ltd) has distinguished himself as a selfless and committed member of the Governing Board; he has also made invaluable contributions to the growth of the organization during this period. He would be ably assisted by Mr. Soji Apampa as the Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. In his previous role as The Executive Director, Mr. Apampa had steered the ship of the organization from 2007 till date. The appointment takes effect immediately.
INTEGRITY ORGANISATION LIMITED GTE is an anti-corruption, research and advocacy organization concerned with the issues of accountability and transparency in Public and business life. It was founded in 1995 during the Abacha regime as a direct reaction to the corruption and poor governance of Nigeria represented by that era. INTEGRITY has had a history of credible involvement in high profile issues and it has built a reputation for tactful, high profile, high impact handling of engagement with supply side actors on various issues. As a result of the need to have a specific arm that would deal with issues arising in the private sector while still focusing on the Public domain, it gave birth to the establishment of The Convention on Business Integrity.
THE CONVENTION ON BUSINESS INTEGRITY (CBi) is a company limited by Guarantee. The organization was established in 1997 with the mission of promoting ethical business Practices, transparency and fair competition in the private and public sectors. Signatories of the Convention undertake to observe the values of the Code of Business Integrity, both within their own organisations and in their dealings with customers and partners. The Code includes both sanctions and incentives for the organisations involved.
The Convention currently has twenty (20) corporate signatories which include, GT Bank Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc, MTN, SAP, Lagos Business School and others.