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NIM urges FG, UN to declare Nov. 19 as management day

By Gloria Nwafor
24 November 2022   |   1:49 am
The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered has said it is not relenting in its quest in ensuring the actualising of Nov. 19 as the declaration of Management Day by the Federal Government and International Management Day...

Christiana Atako

The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered has said it is not relenting in its quest in ensuring the actualising of Nov. 19 as the declaration of Management Day by the Federal Government and International Management Day by the United Nations.

The day, the institute said, represents the platform that celebrates the ideals and tenets of the management profession, as well as coincides with the birthday of the widely acclaimed founder and father of modern management, Prof. Peter Drucker.

Apart from being an opportunity to appreciate the Nigerian manager and the contributions of the institute to the development of the profession and the nation, it said Management Day has been an avenue to diagnose the challenges of management practice and proffer solutions in line with international standards, to achieve management excellence. 

Acting President and Chairman of Council, NIM, Dr. Christiana Atako, at this year’s management day celebration, said it provided the opportunity to address the issues of integrity, accountability, probity, honesty, efficiency, effectiveness and dedication to duty which are the most important factors for the growth and efficiency of the Nigerian economy. 

She said the institute was convinced that setting aside a day for the celebration of the management profession in Nigeria and the world over was a right step in the right direction.

Noting that approving the day has become necessary, she expressed the importance of management and the importance of entrenching the ethos of good management, stating how crucial it is in our everyday lives starting from the home to the workplace and to the larger society. 

“The institute’s resolve to bring the issues of management to the consciousness of Nigerians and the rest of the world is always on the front burner. We will, therefore, not relent in our effort to get World Management Day recognised and declared by both the Federal Government and the United Nations.

“We wish to seize this moment to reiterate our call on the Federal Government to support this laudable initiative of the institute by recognising and declaring November 19 as Management Day in Nigeria. It is our belief that apart from being seen to be supporting great initiatives of organisations like the Nigerian Institute of Management, the United Nations, inspired by the noble and lofty path as charted by Nigeria, will be propelled to also recognise the need and justification to declare November 19 as International Management Day,” she said.

Guest speaker and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Neimeth Pharmaceutical Plc., Matthew Azoji, who spoke on ‘The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it’, recalled the life and time of Drucker and how he approached the future.

He said the 10 elements of the future were crucial to understanding how Drucker approached the future, stating that whatever was happening in one’s personal or work situation could be marched against the elements.

According to him, not all elements will apply every time.   He said that matching the challenges that lie ahead against the elements would provide a guide to a brighter and stronger future, adding that “Think of transformations when considering the Drucker future-oriented mindset.”

 

 

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