- July 4, 2018
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- Category: Membership Induction, Uncategorized
The Chartered Institute of Administration has inducted no fewer than 147 new members into its fold. The inductees include 47 fellows, 32 full members and 66 associates.
The President and Chairman of Council, CIA, Prof George Chima, while delivering his keynote address at the 41st induction in Lagos, said ethics and professionalism drive excellence in private, public and corporate governance.
He stated that the institute would continue to provide the basic framework to ensure that its members were equipped with the requisite administrative knowledge and skills to function.
Chima said that the inducted members had passed the rigorous trainings, screening and courses of study of the institute “and are hereby declared fit and proper persons to be inducted.”
He advised members to adhere strictly to the ethics of the institute, adding that as professionals, they were required to place public or employers’ interest above self-interest in their respective organisations.
Chima stated, “The issue of ethics has been a great challenge and many professionals have failed in this area. Very often, we read and hear about professionals who have abused their office and the confidence reposed in them. Poor corporate governance and inefficient administrative process and procedures are largely responsible for this.
The CIA is out to check this malaise and has continued to train and equip its members to effectively perform credibly. I hereby encourage you to be good ambassadors of the institute, in and out of your place of work.”
He added, “This institute prides itself in excellence and professionalism and, therefore, had equipped you with the requisite administrative knowledge and skills to function as such.
“We are empowered to regulate the training and practice of administration within a professional framework throughout Nigeria. This, we carry out by qualifying professionals in the field of administration to occupy strategic positions in public and private sectors of the economy, and to contribute to human capital development.”
The Chairman, Membership Committee, CIA, Dr Joseph Okeke, said professionals played a key role in the development of the private and public sectors as well as corporate governance of the country.
He urged the government to recognise the input of professionals by effectively using them in the corporate and public administration of the country.
“Private/public administration is not functioning well in the country and this is because of the absence of professionals, who should make input into it. Government should be interested in the roles the professional bodies are playing and make effective use of them,” Okeke added.
Culled from: PUNCH