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NIM charges fellows on professionalism across sectors

By Gloria Nwafor 
23 August 2022   |   2:20 am
The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered has charged members, who have been raised to the bar as fellows, to demonstrate management professionalism and sheer competence..

The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered has charged members, who have been raised to the bar as fellows, to demonstrate management professionalism and sheer competence as effective ways to contribute to the institute’s success and objectives.

The institute said the characters are achieved when it translates into better-led and managed organisations through improved managerial effectiveness in both the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Former Managing Director, Union Assurance Plc., Godwin Odah, said this during the institute’s Fellows Day, where he spoke on ‘The role of fellows in the task of accomplishing the objectives of the Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered).’

Odah, who is also a management consultant and fellow of the institute, said when the Nigerian economic space is replete with professionally managed institutions, public and private, then the country’s social and economic fortunes will begin to experience an upward swing from the current state of economic stagnation and social chaos.

Stating some of the roles of being upgraded as a fellow of the institute, he said having managerial competence, should translate to achieving results

According to him, fellows of NIM are expected to demonstrate the finest managerial qualities and attributes that should be benchmarks for younger and aspiring managers of the institute.

Those qualities that are associated with management professionalism, he said, should manifest in their day-to-day activities, through integrity, transparency and accountability.

“In the face of rampant corruption and mind boggling theft of our commonwealth by individuals and groups in positions of power and authority in our country, we as professional managers should endeavour to provide a refreshing change by creating oases of integrity, transparency and accountability in our individual spheres of activity. These oases over time, hopefully, will metamorphose into huge oceans that will change the narrative such that the country can once again aspire to the achievement of her full potential,” he said.

Earlier, President and Chairman of Council, NIM, Maj. Gen. Abdullahi Muraina, urged the recipients not to be contented with just adding the appellation of FNIM to their names, but to see it as a call to higher responsibility and service to the institute, the management profession and the nation.

He enjoined them to place their competencies and specialisations at the disposal of the institute.

“Since fellowship upgrade is not a destination or an end in itself, I implore you, from this day forward, each of you is required to devote more of your time, talent, treasure and thinking to the service of the Institute and nation,” he said.

The Guardian gathered that 102 members were awarded fellowships of the institute; while a past president of NIM, Dr. Christopher Kolade, was one of the 17 prominent Nigerians that received Life Membership of the Institute at the ceremony.