February, 6 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is to inform all members that pursuant to the provisions of Schedule 1, Paragraph 5 of the Institute’s Act No. 76 of 1992 relating to the conduct of elections into Council, five (5) seats would become vacant. The following members of Council will retire at the 2017 Annual General Meeting scheduled to hold on the 7th of June 2017, three (3) of whom are eligible for re-election in accordance with Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the First Schedule to the CITN Act.

Retiring Members that are Eligible for Re-election:
1. Ms Olajumoke Gladys Simplice, FCTI
2. Mrs Remilekun Olanike Disu , FCTI
3. Mr Joshua Eyo Asuquo, FCTI

Retiring Members that are not Eligible for Re-election
4. Dr (Mrs) Olateju Abiola Somorin, FCTI
5. Chief Mark Anthony Chidolue Dike, FCTI

All intending contestants should acquaint themselves with the following election parameters:
1. Intending contestants should be members who can add value to the goals and objectives of the Institute; knowledgeable, experienced and whose specialisation is in any of the following areas:
• Tax practice
• Tax administration
• Education
• Research
• Economics
• Law
• Political science
• Accounting/ forensic accounting

2. An aspirant must be honest, committed and demonstrate high integrity. Aspirants must present two (2) letters of attestation to this effect.

3. An aspirant should be of sound mind.

4. An aspirant must be an active member of any of the Institute’s District Societies. This shall be confirmed in the appropriate space on the application form by the Chairman of the District Society.

5. Participation in the activities and programmes of the Institute must be established for a period of not less than 5 years.

6. Members seeking election to Council must have attended at least one (1) MPTP or attained 15 credit hours in the year prior to the election year.

7. Payment of dues, levies and subscription must be consistent for a period of not less than 5 years.

8. As a professional Institute championing tax compliance and accountability, candidates are encouraged to attach their current Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) along with the application form to support candidate’s nomination.

9. An aspirant to Council should not have been found guilty of a financial crime or financially bankrupt.

10. An aspirant must not be seen to have violated the Institute’s Code of Conduct before, during and after the election.

11. As a professional Institute, all forms of electioneering campaign are disallowed.
Completed Nomination Forms (AS ATTACHED), which should reach the Secretariat on or before Wednesday, February 22, 2017 must be accompanied with two (2) passport sized photographs (white background) of each candidate, duly certified by one of the sponsors.

Yours faithfully,
Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
Adefisayo Awogbade, FCTI
Registrar/Chief Executive


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