Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) has elected a new set of leaders to steer the affairs of the Institute for the next one year.
In a statement by the CITN head of corporate services, Gbolahan Bilewu, the new leaders are Cyril Ikemefuna Nwobodo Ede, Gladys Olajumoke Simplice and Adesina Isaac Adedayo, who all became the 12th president/chairman of Council, vice president and deputy vice president, respectively, after the 13th annual general meeting of the Institute.
Ede holds a certificate in financial journalism from Nigeria Institute of Journalism, a certificate in tax administration from ASCON, a Diploma in Law from University of Lagos, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from University of Calabar.
Ede began his professional career when he returned to Nigeria in 1985 and joined the firm of Balogun, Ayanfalu, Badejo (Chartered Accountants). In 1987 he moved to the manufacturing industry where he got employed by Nigeria Plastic Industrial Manufacturing Co. Ltd (NIPIMCO), Lagos, as Finance and Administration Manager and where he rose to be the General Manager, a position he held until he resigned in 1995 to set up his own Accounting practice known as C. I. Ede & Co (Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners) Lagos, offering services in Audit, Accountancy and Taxation.
Ede was a member of the National Committee on Revenue of Road Traffic Act and Road Traffic Regulations in 2003, member of Panel of Enquiry on Illegal Taxes and Levies on Motor Vehicles Operating in Enugu State, member of the Sub-Committee on settlement of Disputes over location of Local Government Head Quarters in Enugu State, member of Enugu State Budget Evaluation and Monitoring Committee.