Need To Revisit Our Code Of Conduct

Hello sports fans round the globe, this is the concluding part of my column for the outgoing year 2015.

Doubt whoever you will, but never yourself. Because, without the imaginative insight, which goes with creativity, history cannot be intelligibly written.

Without passion there might be no errors, but without passion there would certainly be no history. But with the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present.

Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times.

This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be. He who controls the past controls the future: he who controls the present controls the past.

The Code of Ethics is to be seen as an integral part of the company’s organizational policy and of the employment relationship with each employee. Therefore any violation of the Code may result in a disciplinary action.

We believe that good ethics is good business! Social responsibility, Corporate responsibility; mission and vision statement. It goes on like that; Team-management, recruitment, facts and figures from end to end.

This ‘Code of Conduct’ summarizes the essence of ethical conduct and practice as its relates to Sports. This applies not only to members’ general conduct, but also to Club Officials and members who are involved in the organization of events or training on behalf of the club.

All individuals have a responsibility to act with integrity. Any discriminatory, offensive or violent behaviour is unacceptable and complaints will be acted upon in accordance with the club disciplinary policy.

We commit ourselves to this Code of Conduct which consists of our Purpose, Core Values, Business Principles and Rules of Conduct.

These Rules of Conduct apply to all employees. The code of conduct is already in the Nigerian constitution and we all have read it at a point in our life.

It is the creed of national anthem; “I Pledge to Nigeria, my country, to be faithful, loyal and honest. To serve Nigeria with all my strength, To defend her Unity, uphold her honor and glory, So help me God”.

Notably, it is a self confession or better put as selfies. Now the world is taking selfies pictures when certain situation arises. If Nigerians will stick to the first creed after independent, will they need another code of conduct and ethnic? Code of conduct, power supply, structural program for youths and development, good roads and networks.

It is very important that I stress this, we make a distinction between professionalization and commercialization. Because an increasing commercialization does not necessarily entail improved professionalization, and a growing professionalization does cause an increased commercialization.

Professionalization connects to rationality, better education in sports and skills, whereas commercialization relates to enhanced business opportunities.

Remember this : Your gift and job are not the same. Your gift is what you are born to do. Your job is what you are paid to do. You never change things by fighting the existing reality.

Nigerians generally are suffering from a painful consequence of years of corruption and greed occasioned by the attitude of the leaders and the complacency of the led.

In other words, to change something, you must build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Think about this.

Hope you enjoyed this brief piece, join me again in, as the next edition of my column is just around the corner, that of course will be in 2016. Remember to like us on Face Book. Happy New Year.

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Peter Ijeh,
ULc, BSs.

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