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Oyegbola elected as new president of Association of Professional Bodies

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Akinloye Olufemi Oyegbola has been elected the new president of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN).

Oyegbola, who was the first deputy president of the association, was elected president during the association’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) which was held recently in Ibadan, Oyo state.

The new APBN president, during his inaugural speech, promised to uphold the virtues of the association and also engage in activities that would ensure that the body contributes immensely to the development of the country.

Olumuyiwa Ajibola, the immediate past president, appreciated members of APBN for their cooperation in the last two years, while pledging his continuous assistance to the association.

Meanwhile, Dame Gladys Olajumoke Simplice, president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN), stressed the need for APBN to be in strong partnership with the government in order for the country to witness allround development.

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Simplice, made the admonition while speaking with journalists on the sideline of the 2020 APBN presidential retreat themed ‘Deepening Awareness of APBN Among Stakeholders.’

“Government both state and federal should have APBN as the contact for professionals. If they want to appoint people, be it on professional or political basis, they should go to the APBN to confirm the kind of person that they want,” she said.

“If they want a minister for works, for example, they should go to the APBN to look for somebody in that area of endeavour such as engineers in the area of architecture, surveying and so on that can work with government,” Simplice, who doubles as the chairman, planning committee of the event added.