September 13, 2017
By Yakubu LAAH InvestAdvocate
Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)- Dr. Adebola Ismail Akindele, group managing director (GMD) of Courteville Business Solutions Plc, franchisee of AutoReg the automated Vehicle License registration processing and renewal has bagged the prestigious “Lagos State Man of the Year” Award for 2017.
According to a statement on the official website of the e–business solutions company, Dr. Akindele a disciple of good corporate governance was nominated alongside tested professions such as the likes of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, CEO/GMD of Access Bank Plc, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Hon. Muslim Folami, Commisioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Oba (Dr.) Sejiro Olalekan James of Kweme Kingdom.
Others are Alhaji Babatunde Rotinwa, Chairman Local Government Service Commission of Lagos State, Engr. Adeyemi Abidemi, Olori Francis Meshioye, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi and Aare (Dr.) Safiriyu Kazeem.
The statement says Dr. Akindele emerged winner against all odds with 3,324 votes from the over 10,000 votes casted with Prof. Fagbohun of LASU garnering 2,934 votes to come in as first runner-up. Olori Francis emerged runner-up with 2,084 votes.
“The GMD whose strategic direction has led Courteville to being the number one e-business solutions company in West Africa which also is the biggest data capture company in Sub-Saharan Africa was duly recognized for his good work of improving lives of people via technology.
The entire staff of Courteville would like to appreciate everyone who voted for Dr. Akindele. Your efforts can only spur him to doing greater things and keep his focus of steering Courteville to continually stay in line to its vision of touching lives of every citizen of the world,” the statement said.
Courteville is Nigeria’s e-business solutions and advisory company and the first in its sector to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), with shareholders’ funds in excess of USD20 million. The company’s principal focuses on the development of e-business solutions for process re-engineering in all sectors and the firm is supported by an impressive board of directors, highly technical domestic and international alliances.
“The company has grown from a mono product company to be in 24 states in Nigeria, and in Guinea, Zimbabwe, and Jamaica. Courteville has evolved into a company with a portfolio of multiple solutions and services that cut across various industries ranging from e-government – with the AutoReg motor vehicle administration documentation bureau of services, Property Revenue Manager (PRM); to Customized enterprise solutions like NAPAMS which is a Regulated Product Administration & Monitoring Solution for NAFDAC. There’s also NIID, an Insurance Policies Database Solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ). The company has a solution for Law Enforcement Agencies (the AutoReg Inspector remote verification tool). The company also has other services targeted at SMEs and vocational education,” according to Company in its official website.
Under the leadership of Dr. Akindele, in the first quarter of 2012, the NSE named Courteville, Nestle Nigeria Plc and 11 other firms as companies with good corporate governance records.
The NSE said the companies were given this commendation for exceeding the minimum post-listing standards prescribed for financial disclosure by filling their audited accounts for the year ended december 31 2011 ahead of time.
”The Exchange is pleased to recognise quoted companies who exceeded the minimum post-listing standards prescribed for financial disclosure by filing their audited accounts for the year end December 31, 2011 ahead of time,” the NSE added.
Therefore, the NSE declared that it recognised the efforts as well as the good corporate governance standards adopted by Courteville and the rest of the companies who took appropriate steps to ensure that their financial statements were filed ahead of time.