30 December 2007

Nigeria: Best Practices Will Be My Focal Point - NIM Boss

Lagos — The 16th New President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Sir Peter Edeoghon yesterday said his leadership will be hinged on how best to ensure that the institute remained in a strong position to regulate the practice of professional management in all its ramifications as provided for in the Act establishing it.

He equally hinted that work has commenced on programmes that will deal with under-achievement both within the Institute and the nation's body of managers.

Edeoghon, who disclosed this in his acceptance speech, after he was installed as the new president of the Institute in Lagos, said in achieving this, he hoped to increase the internal managerial and organisational competence of the institute in order to deliver on its statutory mandate to develop, promote and regulate management practice in the country.

He added that for maximum proactive impact on public policy formulation and interventionist remedial initiatives to mitigate derailment, it was expedient that the Institute should continue to invest heavily in our human capital development, as our people constitute our strength.

According to him, "I will take this opportunity to commend all NIM staff for their loyalty, steadfastness, and assure them that we will never cease to explore ways of making NIM the preferred employment regulator".

The new NIM president, who expressed happiness that he was taking over the mantle of leadership from Mallam Mohammed Abubakar, said in the recent past, "we have worked very hard to upgrade the capabilities of our staff, and have also made considerable investment in IT".

"We can only continue on defined path and contribute our bit to the process so as to fully realize and bring to full maturity the stream of dividends that should flow from a strategically transformed, IT compliant and internally restructured NIM. It follows that the contending imperative is to create an atmosphere for achievement", he added.

While assuring that he would do his best to justify "the confidence that was so absolutely demonstrated in my election as the 16th President of the NIM, Edeoghon explained that the task could only be accomplished if every member of staff sees NIM as a membership organization.

The occasion was attended by former Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu, past NIM presidents, fellows and council members among others.

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