The Institute of Corporate and Business Affairs Management (ICBAM), Nigeria, has nominated the Chairman of Executive Group and Board Member, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr. Ayo Ogunsan, for an Honorary Fellowship Merit award, while also appointing him as Director, Strategic Partnership/Inter Governmental Affairs, of the Institute.
In a recent letter addressed to Ogunsan, signed by the registrar, Charles Bakare, the institute said it has only identified Ogunsan as a public figure, with an impeccable character, sterling performance and an exemplary leadership style.
“I am very delighted to inform you that you have been nominated for the 2021 Honourary Fellowship Merit Award on Philosophy of Excellence and Personal Efficiency (PEPE) also as the Director, Strategic Partnership/Inter Governmental Affairs of the Institute based on the recommendation of the Governing Council/CWC of the Institute.
“The nomination is based on strong recommendations from Hon. Moshood A. Salvador, Chairman, Central Working Committee, Amb. Ibrahim Kazaure, Deputy National President, Prof. Cole Olusegun, Prof. (Mrs.) E. O. Adegbite, HOD, Department of Finance, UNILAG, DC Awe Michael Toyin, Deputy Comptroller Nigeria Customs Service/Institute’s National Vice President and Dr. Mrs. Remi Ojengbede.
“As a public figure, you have demonstrated a passionate dedication to your organizations, state and Nigeria economy in general, as a consummate business magnate, bridge-builder and detribalized leader. It is worthy of note that your exemplary leadership style and achievements are laudable, unparalleled and unquantifiable.
“Sir, in view of this and in recognition of your corporate and public life built on professionalism, responsibility, integrity, competence, accountability, managerial acumen and consistent stands in good governance, the polity and national life which are worthy, coupled with your leadership qualities and stabilizing national postures, the institute in her wisdom has nominated you for the position of Director, Strategic Partnership/Inter Governmental Affairs.
“The starting point of all achievements is the definition of purpose and great men are ordinary men with extraordinary determination, these sterling qualities in you, no doubt have spurred you to taking your profession to greater and enviable height in all ramifications with your charismatic leadership.
“Sir, a person that wakes up in the morning and become great did not sleep in the night. The council and central working committee believes that your coming on board as Fellow Member and Vice Chairman Board of Trustee of the Institute is a needed impetus to get its vision, mission and dream realized and this is to become one of the professional bodies that public and private organizations look up to in the country, Africa and the entire world.
“A honorary merit award acknowledges that the recipients deserve to be recognized for their achievements and contributions to the society.
The council wishes to celebrate and sing the praises of our heroes while they are alive – a departure from the rule of praising them only after they are dead. No amount of honour given to them can measure up to their achievements and contributions to the progress of our fatherland, and the welfare of her citizens.
“ICBAM is a professional body with an Enriching, Qualitative Academic and Transforming Professional Programmes that boost Managerial Competence and Effective Decision Making, Leadership Innovation and Organizational Development of Personnel for Corporate Excellence. Also a professional body for Nigeria Business Wing for Development saddled with the responsibility of teaching managerial know-how via modern expertise in the way it affects Corporate Affairs Management, Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development in our global economy and Nigerian organization/institutions with focus on Business Policy, Budget Implementation and Project Management, Building skillful and self-reliant professionals for business management profession for corporate excellence in the Nigeria business environment.
“We believe your life and professional experience over the years, locally and internationally would be of great tremendous benefit to the institute.
“Sir, the Central Working Committee wish to inform you that the award ceremony and decoration, date and venue is scheduled to come up on Saturday 17th July, 2021. Time 11:00am at Water Crest Hotel, Ikeja,” said Bakare.
When contacted to find out how he feels over the new appointment, Ogunsan said: “First of all, I feel grateful to God for bringing this my way. This is a golden opportunity to serve humanity through the Institute of Corporate and Business Affairs Management (ICBAM), Nigeria. As much as God empowers me, I will do my best to serve the institute and ensure it scales enviable heights.”