CIA inducts Babcock varsity VC as member

The Chartered Institute of Administration has inducted the Vice Chancellor of Babcock University, Prof Ademola Tayo, as a fellow and distinguished member of its College of Fellows.

The President and Chairman of Council, CIA, Prof George Chima, said Tayo’s induction followed “a testimony of his worth as an administrator par excellence.”

He stated that excellence and professionalism were lacking in Nigeria because of maladministration, noting that the institute was making efforts to redress the situation by training and retraining of people to be better administrators.

Chima stated, “The country is where it is today because of maladministration. It is a known fact that the reason we have problems in this country is maladministration. It just means not administering well. That is why institutes like ours are doing our utmost best to find people of integrity and train and retrain them as well as encourage them into becoming administrators par excellence.

“Our inductee, Tayo, is a one-touch administrator par excellence and that is why the institute finds him here in Babcock and has inducted him as a fellow of the institute.

“He is an inspirational role model, one who has distinguished himself in his chosen field of study and service to many famous institutions/universities.”

The CIA president added, “We are doing a lot of symposia, conferences and trainings to re-engineer the current administrators we have in the system in order for us to get that quality administration that will take us to the next level in this country.

“We are making contributions in terms of policy adjustments and improvements. We are holding sessions with the government and we are making many impact.

“We are also developing the required work force to ensure that the necessary workers and skills are impacted on the people so that these people can move forward. You know engaging the government takes a lot of time, but we are still pushing and we are not relenting.”

The vice chancellor, who is a professor of development education, said, “I accepted to become a member with all trepidation, knowing full well that to whom much is given, much is expected.”

He stated that one’s core values, including integrity, tallied with what he cherished so much.

Tayo said, “Leadership set the pace and the followers look at the leaders for guidance. It is an honour to be inducted into the College of Fellows of the institute.

“I believe this will be a catalyst for me to live up to the core value of the institute, of which integrity is one of them. I want to recommit myself to live a life of selflessness and shun any kind of maladministration, and I will not take advantage of the vulnerable people within the society.”
Culled from PUNCH