…As Agenmonmen picks 1st VP ticket
By Princewill Ekwujuru
The council of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, NIMN, has stated that one of its focus in the next few years would be to strengthen its regional operations by further enhancing the status of its chapters. This, according to the Council, represents a way of deepening its membership drive outside Lagos, its traditional catchment area, as Agenmonmen is elected First Vice President.
Disclosing this at the institute’s Annual Marketing Conference and AGM, held recently in Enugu, the institute’s president, Mr. Ganiyu Koledoye, stated that the institute’s decision to hold some of its key activities such as the Conference, in other regions of the country, outside Lagos, was in tune with that vision of further enhancing the status of those regions and bonding them with people in those regions.
He expressed delight that members from the nation’s academia are increasingly showing interests in the institute’s activities, as evident in the turn-out at the Conference, noting that such participation from that sector would go a long way in bolstering the public confidence in the quality of training being churned out by the institute.
‘I’m highly delighted that we are witnessing increasing interests from the nation’s tertiary institutions, as evident in the attendance that we are having here today. These are people, who, hitherto, would not have anything to do with the institute or its activities because the marketing institute was bedevilled with crisis in those days.
‘Today we can see that we are getting more and more members from the nation’s tertiary institutions. And we are happy that some of them would even play a key role in the next council of the institute,’ he stated. Meanwhile, the Marketing Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Mr. Tony Agenmonmen, has been elected as the First Vice President of the institute.
By this victory, Agenmonmen who was elected unopposed, by a voice vote, takes over from Mr. Rotimi Olaniyan , the former occupant of the office, who had served his statutory two-year term in that office. A Professor of Marketing and the Chairman of the Enugu State Chapter of the institute, Prof. Justie Nnabuko also replaced Dr. Rotimi Oladele as the second Vice President..
Unfolding his plans before the elections, the Nigerian Breweries chieftain stated that one of his priorities, would be to market the institute and its activities, through the institute’s Council to the Corporate Nigeria. Expressing his delight at the achievements of the present Council, Agenmonmen stressed the need to get more corporate organisations to be involved in the activities of the institute.