Legal Nigeria

New BRIPAN leadership pledges to partner SEC, NSE

By Joseph Onyekwere

The newly inaugurated leadership of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) has pledged to promote strategic partnerships and collaborations with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Developmental Agencies, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in the interest of the association, members and the growth of the insolvency profession.

The new president, Mr. Richard Ayodele Akintunde (SAN) promised to revamp the Basic Support Group and move the association to a new office premises for its secretariat.

Akintunde said that the new Executive Committee will constructively engage with the regulators such as the CAC and the Federal High Court to enable members to have a better customer experience.

The association elected the new council members and Executive Committee (Exco) at its yearly general meeting held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Those who were elected to serve on the Council for two years include Dr. Bolanle Adebola, Mrs. Essien Miannaya Aja (SAN); Ms. Efosa Ewere, Godwin Omoaka (SAN) ; Femi Ojumu, Olugbenga Biobaku and Dr. Adebola Olubanjo.

The duo of Chief Chris Okunowo and Prof. Godwin Oyedokun were re-elected.

Also, the erstwhile Executive Committee of the Association, which was led by Prof. Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN, handed over its leadership to a new exco.

Mr. Richard Akintunde (SAN) , was named as the President. Mr. C. V. C. Ihekweazu (SAN), Vice-President; Mr Folorunsho Albert, First Deputy Vice-President; Mr Abiodun Aribiyi, Second Deputy Vice-President; Mr. Okorie Kalu, General Secretary; Mrs. Bolanle Alao, Treasurer; and Mr Johnson Agwu, Assistant General Secretary.

In his inaugural speech, Akintunde thanked the immediate past President, Prof. Oditah, for his exceptional service to the association and promised to consolidate on the achievements of the past executive committee.

He promised to improve on the members’ experience while interacting with the association by revamping the BRIPAN website and to make it technology-driven, socially connected and more responsive to the needs of its members.

He spoke of his plan to create a Young Members Group to enable the association tap into the huge potential and vibrancy of young members. 60 new members were inducted at the meeting.