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, four (4) seats would become vacant. The following members of Council will retire at the 2023 Annual General Meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, and the four (4) are eligible for re-election in accordance with Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the First Schedule to the CITN Act.

The retiring Members are:

  • Ruth Oluwabamike AROKOYO (Mrs.), FCTI
  • Ezekiel Kolawole BABARINDE, FCTI
  • Cecilia Odenafenale ODIBO (Mrs.), FCTI
  • Taopheeq Ade-Tunde ORETUGA, 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
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  2. An aspirant shall be an active member of any of the Institute’s District Societies. An attestation letter from the Chairman of the District Society shall be uploaded on the platform.
  3. Undertaking from two active and financially up-to-date sponsors for confirmation that candidate is fit and proper for election should be uploaded as appropriate in the form.
  4. A member seeking election to Council shall have attained a minimum of 35 credit units per annum which must have been accumulated over 3 years to make up a total of 105 Credit hours.
  5. Payment of dues, levies and subscription as at 31st March of the current year as pre-condition for being financial member of the Institute.
  6. Payment of subscription shall be made on annual basis and not on cumulative basis, and consistent for a period of not less than 5 years.
  7. As a professional Institute championing tax compliance and accountability, candidates are encouraged to attach preceding year's Personal Income tax clearance certificate.
  8. An aspirant to Council should not have been found guilty of a financial crime or liable to professional misconduct or be financially bankrupt.
  9. An aspirant shall not have violated the Institute’s Code of Conduct.
  10. As a professional Institute, all forms of electioneering campaigns are discouraged.

Nota Bene

The Council reserves the right to invoke its power under section 5 of the CITN Act to waive a condition not expressly provided in the Charter without prejudice to the fact that it should not waive more than two conditions in appropriate cases upon an application made to it by the applicant in writing.

Nomination for 2023 Council election should be completed online on or before 5pm on Friday March 31, 2023.