Be magnanimous, humble in victory, NIM advises president-elect
The President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Dr. Christiana Atako, has advised the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to be magnanimous and humble in victory by running a government of inclusion.
She said that running a government of inclusion will foster national unity and integration irrespective of religious inclination, ethnocentric and cultural diversity, as well as political affiliation.
She stressed that running an inclusive government would mean extending a hand of fellowship to other contestants in the just-concluded presidential poll to move the nation forward on the path of progress and development.
Speaking further, she admonished the president-elect to see himself as a president for all by being mindful of the fact that power comes from God and power is given for the benefit of mankind.
NIM president noted that the affairs of the country have been grossly mismanaged over the years and charged the president-elect to “ensure that only credible and honest men and women made up of professionals, who have distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavour and made a significant and positive impact in the unity and development of the country, are appointed as members of his cabinet.
She pointed out that “those to pilot the affairs of the nation under the new dispensation should be men and women of integrity, accountability, probity, fairness, effectiveness, efficiency and transparency which are some of the values the institute shares and practices.”
Dr. Atako advised the president-elect and the incoming government to partner with and constantly consult professional bodies, who are always willing to render selfless service for the good of the nation.
In a statement signed by the Administrator of the Institute, Mr. Akin Iroko, NIM President enjoined the entire citizenry to close ranks and join hands with the incoming administration to move the nation forward as that would be the fastest way to heal the nation of the rancour and bad blood thrown up by the partisanship experienced before, during and after the election.
“I advise Nigerians to desire and pursue peace at all times and address any perceived injustice through constitutional means. The people of Nigeria should be an integral part of the leadership process, contributing to the success of governance by exhibiting the much-desired followership qualities of humility, support for authority, commitment to the vision of the leader, respect and trust for the leadership of the country,” she said.