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Ogechi-Harry says institute committed to increasing entrepreneurial productivity


LAGOS – Mr Paschal Ogechi-Harry, the Secretary, Board of Trustees, Institute of Professional Industrialists and Management Development, on Wednesday said the institute was committed to increasing the productivity of Nigerian entrepreneurs.
Ogechi-Harry said at the inauguration of the institute in Lagos that there was need to enhance the capacity of industrialists through the promotion of professionalism in industrial operations.
He said that the institute had entered into partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), to enhance the efficiency of the industrial sector and aid the attainment of the Federal Government’s National Industrial Revolution Plan.
“We will conduct a diagnostic study on capacity gaps in the industrial sector and determine how these needs can be addressed.
“We will create a platform for the transfer of information, which is beneficial to the growth of businesses owned by professional entrepreneurs, in line with their sectoral needs.
“We will also equip and update operators and managers of small and medium enterprises with appropriate skills, knowledge and technical know-how on various aspects of industrial management,” he said.
Ogechi-Harry said the institute would organise an industrial summit in 2015.
According to him, it will focus on bridging the capacity gaps in the industrial sector, with a view to empowering entrepreneurs to succeed in business and create jobs for the unemployed.
In his remarks, Mr Eke Ubiji, the Executive Secretary, National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, said that hard core professionals were needed to ensure the effective industrialisation of the nation.
“Professionals are better managers of business because of their wealth of knowledge, expertise and exposure,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 15 members of the institute were inducted as Fellows and Certified Members at the inauguration. (NAN)

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