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RIMAN reaffirms commitment to risk management practice

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Dr. Ezekiel Oseni


The newly elected president, Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN), Ezekiel Oseni, has restated the association’s commitment to instill effective risk management practice in the country.

Oseni at his inauguration ceremony stated that during his tenure, he would encourage the public sector to be more risk-aware and identify with RIMAN to drive the consciousness, while also bringing to the fore, the associated benefits excellent risk management can bring towards strengthening the economy.

He said he would drive the Risk Management Certification Examinations through awareness in the public and private spaces and ensure that risk practitioners in the public sector are more involved in the activities of RIMAN.

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“In all these, we will collaborate with all the relevant regulatory agencies across all the sectors of the Nigerian economy to promote and instill good risk management practice. We will create district societies for RIMAN members to be visible and participate in the affairs of the association towards a better risk management practice in Nigeria,” he said.

According to him, over the past two decades, the association has considerably grown its institutional membership as well as individual members whom the association began to admit from 2006.

He noted that RIMAN has been involved in several activities to drive its relevance, stressing that it was evident in the excellent conferences, workshops and seminars amongst others, organised by the association.

“I want to appreciate all the past presidents and their teams as well as the members of the Board of Trustees for their concerted efforts in bringing the Association to where it is today and for setting the ball rolling for my team to build on,” he said.

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He expressed hopes that the aspirations for RIMAN as a formidable body would create and sustain the pathway for value-adding and effective risk management practice to materialise continuously.

“It is pertinent to note here today that the importance of effective risk management in our businesses, organisations and in every facet of our individual lives is no longer in dispute. No thanks to the advent of COVID-19 pandemic that caught the world unaware, no thanks to increasing insecurity across the globe, no thanks to emergence of Internet of things that come with many opportunities and risks and no thanks to increasing cybercrime and invasion of privacy and theft of personal data,” he added.

He assured that his team is already aware of the tasks, adding that his exco members are well-tested individuals in their respective endeavours.

“They are up to the task. I must thank my Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BOI) and his team of Executive Directors for giving me their blessing to take up this responsibility. I promise that you will not be disappointed,” he assured.

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