The Chartered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria, CIPMN, has, on Saturday, November 30, inducted its newest set of graduate members as part of the body’s vision to professionalise public management in Nigeria, and in a bid to raise great leaders in all sectors of the economy.
The induction ceremony, which took place in the University of Lagos, saw to the successful induction of about 100 new public managers as they took the oat of allegiance before the registrar, Gabriel O. Opene, who officiated the session.
The registrar, in his opening speech, advised new inductees to seize various opportunities offered by the body to transform their lives and reposition their career.
He stated that the body was committed to building capacities and empowering registered professionals through trainings and orientation on relevant skills needed to succeed in the corporate space.
“Our organisation is on a mission to building capacity for leadership. We equally have the desire to make a difference in various organisations and the nation at large.
“In doing this, we invest in hosting training and retraining of members on the practice and ethics of managing people,” Gabriel, while addressing the session, said.
Against this backdrop, a session on employment insight was facilitated to start new inductees off into the professional journey. The segment was chaired by Dr. Babatope Ogunniyi, a lecturer from the Department of Economics at the University of Lagos.
While discussing on the theme: Employability of Nigerian Graduates from Higher Institutions, the scholar encouraged delegates to be highly spirited in their journey to become leading managers, adding that every delegate must endeavour to familiarise him/herself with requisite skills required for success within the industry.
Dr Babatope further emphasised on the need for the government to take more robust measures to salvage the deteriorating standard of education in Nigeria.
“A more robust and proactive measures should be taken by the government to salvage the deteriorating standard of Nigerian Universities education.
“These measures should be in terms of infrastructure and regulated academic staff emoluments,” Babatope stated.
The induction ceremony was closed following the presentation of membership certificates, and the giving of the vote of thanks.