By JONAH NWOKPOKU
The Nigeria Institute of Management, NIM has inducted over 100 senior executives of United Bank for Africa into the membership of the institute as professional managers.
At the induction at the UBA head office in Lagos, the Group Managing Director of UBA, Philip Oduoza while congratulating the inductees and commending NIM for the training, said the programme was a great opportunity for UBA as it will help the senior executives not only become professionals managers but also update their skills and knowledge.
On his part, President and Chairman of Council, Dr. Nelson Uwaga, in an address charged the inductees to show more commitment to their responsibilities as managers and to let their new portfolio reflect in their attitude to work, the institute and the nation.
He said the institute has been in the forefront of re-orientating Nigerians on attitudinal change in order to develop highly effective citizenry as change can only evolve through people with the right mindset, education and proper orientation to redirect events that would reshape the country.
He told the inductees that as professional managers, they have become ambassadors of the institute with unique behaviour in the values of the institute which include: Integrity, transparency, responsibility, accountability, equity, fairness, efficiency and effectiveness. He said: “As professional managers, you are expected to show commitment in upholding the standards enshrined in the code.
This will reflect credit not only to yourself and the organisation you work for but also to the management profession and the institute. In your day-to-day work, you will be confronted with situations in which you may have to make difficult choices. In such situations, let your choices and decisions be guided entirely by the professional and personal qualities entailed in the code of professional management practice.”
In this way, he said, both the institute and their members would contribute meaningfully to the development of the country to the ideal nation that everyone craves for.