The 2008 International Management Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered NIM) and the Association of Management Organisations in Africa (AMOA) has ended in Abuja with a call for a paradigm shift from poverty eradication to wealth creation.
The two-day conference with the theme: "Wealth Creation and Management for Strategic Development," provided an opportunity for members to discuss the strengthening of the organisation with political bodies like the African Union and NEPAD. It is the belief of the organisation that human capacity building should be integrated into the mainstream activities of these bodies to enhance economic development in Africa.
After an exhaustive deliberation by managers from all walks of life in Africa, the conference observed among other things that the greatest challenge for Africa was the absence of good leadership in governance that can harness the human, financial and material resources of the nations of Africa for the good of Africans.
The conference therefore, resolved that for Africa to develop economically, there must be a paradigm shift from poverty eradication to wealth creation.
One of the participants at the event, Mr. James Egbuchulam, a fellow of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) who spoke with Leadership, advocated a collaboration with government to check the mismanagement of public funds.
About two thousand five hundred managers responsible for the use, maintenance and development of resources attended the conference.