By Princewill Ekwujuru & Onozure Dania
Aside its golden jubilee celebration, the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) said it’s a time for sober reflection, stocktaking and a time to project for the future of management development, as it gets new logo.
Dr. Sally Nkem Adukwu-Bolujoko, president/Chairman of NIM made this assertion at a media briefing in Lagos to herald the 50th anniversary celebration of the institute.
She said the institute is poised more than ever before to do more in the coming years towards the advancement of the management profession and the betterment of the Nigeria project.
Speaking further, Bolujoko asserted that the Institute will not relent in its effort to always turnout a well trained and productive work force for the nation, as well as making sure that corruption and other social vices that hampered Nigeria’s development are completely exterminated from the polity.
On the Golden Jubilee celebration, the president disclosed that the celebration will come up in September this year with a paper to be presented by Nobel Laurate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on the theme “Governance in the 21st Century Nigeria.” She further disclosed that the conference will be declared opened by the President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR, adding that the anniversary will witness series of brainstorming and discourse on how to move the nation forward.
Bolujoko stated that the 50th anniversary will provide the Institute another opportunity to re-brand, re-launch and re-position itself for better performance and service delivery in the years ahead, and we will not relent on this, while stressing that coming years will witness a new dawn in the history of NIM, the President declared.
On the achievement of the Institute in the last 50th years, the President disclosed that the Institute has been in the forefront of filling the nation’s need with well-trained professional managers in both the public and private sectors of the economy adding that through the Institute learning and training
The Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), was established in 1961 and subsequently incorporated in 1964 under the Nigeria Companies Act, Cap 37, as a non-profit making company limited by Guarantee and not having a share capital. In 2003, the National Assembly enacted the Nigeria Institute of Management Act ther by conferring on it Charter status. The charter empowered the NIM among other functions to regulate and control the profession of management in all its aspects and ramifications in Nigeria.