The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), while admitting 79 new members mid-week, urged its membership to consistently uphold high ethical standards, integrity and good corporate governance in business practice.
Speaking during the award of certificates to the 79 newly-admitted members on Wednesday last week, Goodie Ibru, president of the chamber, reiterated the chamber’s commitment to such values, adding that since inception, no member of the chamber had been involved in any unscrupulous business.
According to him, members should pay adequate attention to the integrity of their business transactions and practices, “as businessmen and women, we have obligations which transcend profit making.” He emphasised the code of business ethics to which all members were to subscribe and warned that a breach of the tradition of integrity would be viewed seriously and be visited with appropriate sanctions.
“The Lagos Chamber has gone a long way to build its present image and credibility through the vision, selfless services and integrity of its illustrious founding fathers and their worthy successors. It therefore behoves us as inheritors of this glorious and enduring legacy, to keep the flag flying at all times,” Ibru said.
He also appealed to the new members to assist in sustaining the chamber’s high-level services through prompt payment of their subscription and levies.