By Jonah Nwokpoku

Former Director General of Nigeria Stock Exchange and Acting President General, Chattered Institute of Strategic Managers and Leaders, CIMSL, Dr. Hayford Alile has said that apart from the systemic economic leakage called corruption, lack of overarching strategy and poor strategic leadership and governance, remain Nigeria’s greatest challenges.

He stated this while speaking at the inauguration of principal officers of the CIMSL in Lagos.

He said: “As a result of this, any institution, public or private, that focuses on the research, learning and practice of strategic management and leadership is an indispensable catalyst in driving destiny fulfilment for individuals, organisations and nations, anywhere in the world.”

CISML was conceived by management experts in a bid to drive acceptable global standards through the adaptation of global best practices to meet local needs, thereby deepening standards in management practices and enhancing corporate performance especially among entrepreneurs.

At the inauguration of the principal officers, which was for the African unit of CISML in Lagos, the Registrar General of the Institute, Professor Joseph Mba said CISML is purposed, among other things, to develop theories in current global management global management standards, best practices and guidelines, and tailor them to solve emerging continents, countries and organisational problems and exploit emerging opportunities.

Some of the CISML Africa officers inaugurated include: Apostle Dr. Hayford Alile as Acting President General; Dr. Ghalib Fahad, Deputy President General; Dr. Austin Izagbo, President/Chairman CISML Africa; Mr. Reuben Djopong, Deputy Vice President, CISML Africa; Col. Agbu Kefas, President/Chairman CISML Nigeria; Pastor Wale Oyeniyi, Vice President CISML Nigeria and Mazi Dr. Sam Ohuabunwa as Chairman, Charter Assessment Committee.

Speaking further, Prof. Mba said CISML will be pursuing proactive responses by “being among the world institute’s who knows through futurology, how lives, organisations and nations will operate and be managed in the future, and then innovate theories, practices, best standards and models that will favourably position people, organisations, nations and continents for global competitiveness today and strategic readiness for change tomorrow.”

He disclosed that following the inauguration of CISML Africa, the Global Council of the Institute will now be concerned with establishing international professional affiliates and collaborations in other countries in Africa including Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania/Kenya, The Gambia etc.

He therefore charged CISML Nigeria to focus on growing membership and maximising CISML impact in both the public and private sectors in the country.


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