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Change Of Baton: CITN Elect New Executive Council

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, (CITN) has elected new officers to steer the affairs of the Institute for the next two years.

Following the successful conduct of the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Institute recently, the leadership baton of the Institute has been officially passed on to Adesina Isaac Adedayo, by  Gladys Olajumoke Simplice, who became the Immediate Past President.

In a statement, the CITN said the new president and chairman of Council, Adedayo, popularly called ‘The Thinking Oracle’ is a specialist in Risks Management and Economic Model Building. According to the statement, he obtained his B.Sc. degree in Accounting from the Nasarawa State University, Keffi in 2017. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

Adedayo is also a member of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and a Certified Fraud Examiner.  He started his working career with the Federal Audit Department (now known as Office of the Auditor General of the Federation) in 1984.  In the course of his work career, he also attended the Federal Treasury Academy Course 1 in 1988 and subsequently the Course 2 in 1991 when he took the first position at the entrance examination in which staff of all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government participated.

He acquired his professional experience from the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation (1984-1993) and the firms of Adetona Isichei & Co (Chartered Accountants) in 1993 (which later became known as Akintola Williams Deloitte) and was there until May 2002 when he left Akintola Williams Deloitte to start his tax and audit practice.

Ade holds a Special Executive Masters in Leadership & Strategy from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management (UK). He is presently undergoing the Senior Executive Course 43, 2021 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos in Plateau State.

According to the statement, Samuel Olushola Agbeluyi, who was elected Vice President holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy with a Master of Science (Finance) at the Lagos State University, Ojo and MBA (Marketing) from ESUT Business School, Enugu.  He went on to study Law at the University of Bradford United Kingdom. He had his LLB at the Nigerian Law School. Agbeluyi is a fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and fellow of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCS).

He is a multi-disciplinary professional of repute who has made his modest contributions both in employment and practice. He is one professional who could be described as an all-rounder considering the unique combination of professions that could be ascribed to him. His service to the Institute spans over 10 years where he has served in various leadership capacities. He was the Honorary Treasurer of the CITN, Deputy Vice President and now the Vice President.

Other elected members of the new executive council are; Innocent Chinyere Ohagwa, Deputy Vice President and Simon Nwanmaghyi Kato, Honorary Treasurer, also worthy of note is the creation of the position of two new Deputy Registrars. Dr. Lanre Olasunkanmi, a Chartered Accountant and Tax professional was appointed as Deputy Registrar Corporate and Internal Services, while  Afolake Oso, a Fellow of the Institute, and a legal practitioner was appointed as Deputy Registrar, Research and Professional Services. We wish them success in their new roles.


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