The Chartered Institute of Directors Nigeria (CIoD Nigeria) wishes to inform you that it has opened a Register of Independent  Directors in Nigeria,  which can  be accessed by all private and public quoted companies to fill the vacancies of Independent Directors on their Board. This robust Register contains the details of eligible Independent Directors across industries. 

In response to frequent corporate failures and poor governance practices, regulators across all jurisdictions have emphasized greater board independence by making independent directors a compulsory requirement on boards of companies and agencies of government. 

This has prompted the Institute of Directors Nigeria, which is a prime business membership organization that attends to the capacity development needs of directors in the private and public sectors in Nigeria, to open a Register of Independent Directors in Nigeria since 2017. 

These Directors, who are members of the Chartered Institute of Directors Nigeria, have excelled as practitioners in the corporate space and have requisite experience spanning not less than two (2) decades. In addition, they have undergone requisite specialized training (Independent Directors Masterclass) under the auspices of CIoD Nigeria to boost their capacities in functioning on boards as independent non-executive directors. 

To be enlisted in the Register of Independent Directors of the Institute, an interested person must meet the below criteria: 

Eligibility Criteria 

1. An applicant must first become a full member of the Chartered Institute of Directors Nigeria and must have attended the Company Direction Course (CDC) I and II.   

2. An applicant must have attended the Independent Directors Masterclass Training 3. An applicant must have completed the Independent Directors Application Form and submitted same to the Institute. 

You are also invited to take full advantage of this register, which you  can access   free  of charge, to   fill existing vacancies for independent directors on your Board. You may do this by writing to the undersigned stating your specifications about industry background, gender, discipline, geopolitical zone, etc. 

Thank you as we look forward to having you take advantage of this unique opportunity to enhance your chances of getting appointed to corporate boards, as well as the quality of composition of your board.

Dele Alimi, M.IoD