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Former Insurance commissioner leads induction of new PEFON members

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Oladipo Bailey, former commissioner for Insurance recently led the induction of 40 new members of the Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (PEFON), charging them to uphold professionalism and promote growth and development of Nigeria.

Bailey, who is the founder of PEFON, said that professional people in governance will create a better Nigeria and create better future for the younger generation.”

He said, “PENFON plans to increase its membership across the country. It aims to identify the Nigerian professionals home and abroad who wish to be part of the foundation.

From his observation, he said that there were not enough professionals in different fields in the country.

Bailey said that part of the objectives of PEFON was to recognise those who have excelled in their chosen professions and also to raise a scholarship fund to assist the young ones to study and become professionally qualified.

He said that PEFON plans to assist professionally qualified ones to be employed as much as possible, and also to organise fora to seek ways of developing Nigeria further.

“The foundation plans to recognise those who, even though are not professionals, have established conglomerates that have employed a large number of professionals, such as the builders of professionals,” he said.

Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, chairman, Board of Trustee, PEFON, said the foundation has set a task in promoting high ethical standard in the country, adding that it would grow and be useful in mentoring the younger generation.

He said that professionalism was not only about smiling to the bank every time but a professional will never bend or turn away from ethics no matter the competition in the market.

Adelusi-Adeluyi said, “True professionals will have these eight characteristics which include accountability, respectability, honesty, integrity, transparency, confidentiality, objectivity, and obedience to the law.”