In an effort to harmonise and increase members' support, the Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA) recently held its 23rd induction ceremony and its investiture of its 7th President in Lagos.
Delivering a keynote address titled 'The role of Professional Administration in Actualising the Objectives of Nigeria in Transformation', the National President of Association of Professional Bodies, Hon. Bala Kaoje, said projective administration at a professional level provides the answer to most of the nation's questions.
Commending the country's leadership, he said, "I commend the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan for instituting the transformation Agenda aimed at making Nigeria of the 20 most developed economies of the world by the year 2020".
Unveiling his plans for the institute over the next three years, the new President, Goddy Idaminabo, a Fellow of the Institute, while delivering his acceptance speech, stated "I am indeed honoured and greatly humbled but filled with unshaken confidence in my ability to move this great institute forward".
He added that the CIA has proven to be equal to the task in serving as an instrument for impacting positive change in the entire socio-economic landscape of the country "and has today given birth to this moment of realisation of CIA's ever increasing potentials".
To the government Idaminabo said, "It is time to sanitise the system; I call on all the governments and to all CIA members to function effectively and efficiently by placing members in sensitive administrative positions in our country at all facets".
He said any administration built on assumption and wrong value will certainly end up a disaster. "Practicing administration without the factor of the CIA throughout the country will henceforth be resisted," assuring members that during his tenure as president and chairman of council of the Institute, he will be guarded by honesty and constitutional principles.
Inducted at the ceremony were 132 members, of which 122 were associate members, 9 were full members and 3 were inducted as fellows. Among the three inducted fellows were Director General, Centre for Management Development (CMG) Dr. K.K. Usman, and Nigerian Air Marshal, John Chris Ifemeje.
Other dignitaries present were representative of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Florence Oguntuashe, and representative of the Minister of Land and Housing, Mr. Temitope Onaeko, Mr. Ebere Young amongst others.
The CIA is a professional and examining body chartered by Federal Government Act No. 103 of 1992, now an act of the National Assembly Cap C7 Laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004. The Act empowers the institute to regulate the training in and practice of, administration within a professional framework throughout Nigeria.