Institute inducts 294 new members
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN), has inducted 294 new members into professional term of the institute.
At the induction ceremony, which held at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, the institute tasked new inductees to obey the ethnics of procurement in line with assessment of the institute and the profession.
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, CIPSMN, Aliyu Mohammad, in his keynote address, said it was critical to understand what procurement is as such would give an indepth understanding of the processes involved in procurement and supply.
“ Unfortunately, many people think of procurement too narrowly and regarded it as no more than clerical work or store keeping; issuing pencil and biro, and treated as such. Perhaps this is why the profession and it’s professionals are not accorded the necessary recognition they deserved in development equation by government officials,” Mohammad said.
He explained that having identified the place of procurement in national development, there were other pertinent issues confronting the nation and the procurement system.
The institute’s chief noted that in this era of talent war and professionalism, a new way of thinking outside the box is imperative to successfully navigate the myriad of problems confronting the nation.
Mohammad appealed to federal and state governemnts as well as permanent secretaries to see procurement as important to good governance, in terms of service delivery and efficient budget implementation to save the country from corruption, waste, fraud and abuse of procurement function at the expense of national development.
He charged the inductees to take their assignments and tasks serious for the benefits of their organisations, so that the institution could be applauded for giving the necessary training required to achieve corporate objectives of their organisations.