Add value to Nigeria project, NAN Director tasks professionals




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ABUJA – Mr Joe Bankole, the Director, Research, Planning and Documentation of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday urged Nigerian professionals to add value to management and administration in the country.

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Bankole made the call in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Friday, after being inducted as a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (IPMA).

He underscored the importance for professional bodies such as IPMA to add value to Management and Administration in Nigeria.

“ I think it is a good development in our country to have professional pressure groups that can add value to management and administration in Nigeria.

“Especially, at this time when there is need for Nigerians to take seriously the issue of how our country is run by our leaders.

“If we can have fora in which people come from various disciplines and exchange ideas, I think to a large extent, things will work well in Nigeria.

“ Under the present situation where we are talking about change, it is also an opportunity for people to start thinking about how to change things in Nigeria.”

NAN reports that the Registrar of the Institute, Dr Jibril Saliu, during the 2015 induction, said that the institute had graduated over 5,000 professionals from different disciplines across the country.

“ We have inducted over 5000 people across Nigeria since the inception of this institute from 2009 to date.

“ We are affiliated to the African institute of strategic managers in Ghana and Chartered Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators, U.S.A,” he said.

He said that the aim of the institute was to bridge the gap by providing professional managers and seasoned administrators across Nigeria.

NAN also reports that the institute on June 3, issued professional certificates to 17 new members of the institute, which Bankole is a Fellow. (NAN)
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