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Administrators restate need for quality leaders, induct Covenant VC as fellow

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The Chartered Institute of Administrators (CIA), has restated the need for quality leaders in key positions in the country, as it inducts Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Aderemi Atayero, as fellow.

The Institute is empowered to regulate the training, and practice of administration within a professional framework in the country.The investiture, according to the President, Prof. George Chima, is the highest grade of the institute’s membership and deserving for people, who have distinguished themselves as patriotic leaders, mentor, bridge builder and ambassador of Christ.

He said CIA has been contributing to human capital development by qualifying professionals in the field of administration who occupy strategic positions in public and private sectors of the economy.

“The Institute prides itself with excellence and professionalism and would ensure that those desirous of its membership are equipped with requisite knowledge of administration and skills to function as such.”

In his remark, Prof. Atayero said the investiture is a challenge to double his efforts in the things that Covenant University is doing.He however lamented that administration in government has failed, advising that government should imbibe the core values of spirituality and help the people to build the capacity to do things that they could do.

The don added that the only way to achieve progress in the country is to invest maximally in the education sector.“Using about 50 per cent of the nation’s wealth on education is not too much. Currently, the private institutions are the hope of education in Nigeria, because there is no strike and the funding comes easy.

“But, administration of government in the country has failed. There is a political platform that came with the mantra of change and anti-corruption, but the reports of corruption in the past few years are worse. So, where is the integrity? Someone once said, ‘in the Nigeria I knew, when people died they kill cows but the Nigeria of today when cows die they kill people.’ That is the reality. There is no responsibility. Our government needs to be forward looking.”

The institute runs several programmes throughout the year to update the knowledge and skills of its members. These programmes include: Continuing Membership Education and Training (COMET) workshops, conferences, symposia, public lectures and several training courses. By these, the institute regularly lends its voice to issues of national importance especially as they concern the practice of administration.


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