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CIA boss, Chima, charges administrators to uplift profession




President/Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Administration, Dr. George Chima, has promised to serve diligently and to contribute his “quota to the continued growth of the institute.”

In the same vein, he has tasked members of the institute to always strive to prove to all that professional administration does not brook mediocrity and not a profession for charlatans.

The CIA established via Act No: 103 of 1992 (Now Cap C7, LFN 2004) is empowered to regulate the training in, and practice of administration within a professional framework throughout the country.
Chima, while speaking during his investiture as new president and chairman of council, reiterated his resolve to steer the institute to record greater achievements despite the odds it has had to contend with to remain relevant.

“You may be aware that the institute has come under a lot of pressure in recent times to remain relevant, and to thrive in the face of many challenges, amongst which are economic downturn and the emergence of several mushroom professional bodies bearing similar names and duplicating our statutory functions. But in the midst of all the challenges, we must strive to thrive, and prove to all that professional administration is not for mediocre practitioners.”

He therefore, called on “all members to go all out and promote our institute in every way possible. Tell the world that this is the only professional body in the country that is chartered by an Act of the Federal Government to regulate the training in, and practice of administration.

“I would like to underscore at this point, that the values on which our great institute was founded are as relevant as ever in overcoming the challenges facing us today. Therefore, I charge members to breathe new life into the vision and mission of our institute.

Immediate past president of the institute, Mr. Goddy Idaminabo, in his valedictory speech, charged members to continue to be shinning examples and to apply the skills and knowledge acquired from the institute in order to build effective frameworks in their respective organisations.

He said “being a professional body in a resource-constrained country, and heavy unemployment burden, the institute has faced a lot of challenges that had affected its ability to deliver so many expectations from several fronts, especially among its members.”

He enumerated milestones recorded during his tenure as president to include: “Changing of the Designation of staff of the Institute from manager to administrator; signing a Memorandum of Understanding with for collaboration with the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) and growing our membership strength from 2, 540 to over 5,000.

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