The Institute made this proposal during its recent courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR, in Governor’s office, Abeokuta, recently. The delegation of the Institute led by the President and Chairman of Council, Major General Abdullahi Muraina (Rtd), FNIM mni, was received on the visit by the Deputy Governor of the state, Engr. (Mrs.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele, who represented the State Governor, and some members of the state’s executive council including the Head of Service, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro, FNIM.
In his address, the President of the Institute who commended the state government for the visible transformational strides it has made in all sectors of the state’s economy in the past three years it has been on power requested Ogun State to partner with the Institute in the areas of human capital development, sundry training programmes, membership drive and civil servants’ promotion examination.
The President who enjoined the state government to take advantage of the Institute’s pedigree in the area of capacity building by keying into the proposed partnership also requested the state government to sponsor some aspects of the 2022 Annual National Management Conference of the Institute scheduled to hold at the International Conference Center, Ibadan between 18th and 20th September 2022.
In her response, the Deputy Governor, Engr. (Mrs.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele, commended the Institute which she described as very important and strategic to the continuous development of the country for the innumerable contributions it has been making to the development of the Management profession and Nigeria over the years. She further revealed that although the country has a replete of human and material resources it has been having the challenge of wielding them together for its development and progress and reasoned that that is where the Institute:s professional experience and expertise is needed to make the difference.
The Deputy Governor who pledged to join the membership of the Institute expressed the willingness of the state government to partner with the Institute in the highlighted areas especially capacity building to reposition its civil service and boost productivity. She promised to engage the state’s Head of Service, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro, a distinguished Fellow of the Institute, while considering the merits of the proposed areas of partnership.
Some other dignitaries and members of the Institute in the delegation of the President to the visit include the National Treasurer, Commodore Abimbola Ayuba (Rtd.), FNIM; Council member, Mr. Kayode Aliu Afolabi, FNIM; Chairman, South West Zone, Alhaji Musiliu Ebun Atinuke, FNIM; Chairman, South South Zone, Prof. (Barr.) Emmanuel Umana, FNIM: four former Chairmen, South West Zone, Engr. Akintunde Zedomi, FNIM; Engr. Lanre Isiaka Bisiriyu, FNIM; Mrs. Stella Ladipo, FNIM and Mr. Babafemi Ajala, FNIM; acting Registrar, Mr. Jude Iheanacho, FNIM; Director, Membership Services, Mr. Abayomi Folarin, MNIM; Assistant Director, Management Services, Mr. Emma Emeasoba, MNIM; Head, Marketing and Senior Manager, Capacity Building, Mr. Ibrahim Lasis, MNIM; Registrar, Federal College of Education, Osiele, Dr. Adedayo Adebayo, FNIM; some Branch and Chapter Chairmen of South West Zone and their executives among others.