• Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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The dearth of strong institutions is a threat to nation building – NIM

As the Nigerian Institute of Management, NIM, prepares for its 2014 annual management conference, it recommends the building of strong institutions in the pursuit of nation building.

The institute believes that if the nation moves away from her comfort zone and starts building enduring institutions that will make it stand as a force amongst comity of nations through proper management of its abundant human and material resources, it will start experiencing development in all spheres of its national life.

While shedding light on the theme of the Conference ‘Strengthening the institutions of nationhood: the challenges of management,’ Nelson Uwaga, president of the Nigerian Institute of Management, said the theme was also chosen because the institute came to the painful conclusion that Nigeria needs an urgent solution to the many leadership and governance challenges besetting it which are threatening the nation’s corporate existence.

According to Uwaga, the institute is using the opportunity provided by this conference to contribute its quota by preferring viable and workable road map to the nation through the focus on ways to strengthen the institutions of nationhood.

“At the end of the day, the conference is expected to bring out salient issues which the institute will pass on to government to aid it in achieving its transformation agenda aimed at making the nation one of the top twenty economies in the national plan,” he said.

He disclosed that apart from intellectual brainstorming and discourse, the institute will also confer it’s fellowship on some of its deserving members including the Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, during the conference.

The president noted that the institute has recorded laudable achievements in the areas of professional management, capacity building, consultancy, re-engineering and human capital development.

Some of the achievements recorded by the institute include its accreditation partnership with the National Universities Commission, consistent publication of the quarterly professional management journal, strategic training partnership with the National Youth Service Corps and the Young Managers’ Competition and strategic training partnerships with foreign universities and institutes for Top Executive Leadership Programmes (TELP) amongst others.

Ifeoma Okeke