By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
The President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) (NIM), Major General Abdullahi Iyanda Muraina (Rtd) has commended the National Defence College (NDC) for the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Executive Training for Membership and Upgrade Programme (ETMUP) partnership with NIM for another five years.
Muraina has also admonished the new inductees not to rest on their oars as their professional certification is a call to duty.
The NIM (Chartered) President who spoke on Thursday at the induction ceremony of ETMUP of the Institute held at the main auditorium of NDC, Central Business District (CBD), Abuja, commended the Commandant of NDC, Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir, for consenting to the continuation of the training partnership programme.
Said he: “I commend the Commandant for consenting to the continuation of the training partnership programme even though the MoU was signed in 2014 by his predecessor”.
He also said that by this development the NDC Commandant has demonstrated his commitment to capacity building with a view to maintaining the culture of of management professionalism amongst officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces”.
The NIM boss however said: “We believe that this programme will continue to impact positively on the professional life of the beneficiaries and nation’s Armed Forces in general”.
Meanwhile, the NIM (Chartered) President told the inductees before presenting them with their certificates that by affirming the Institute’s Code of Conduct in the course of the Induction Ceremony they have assented to be guided by it.
“This means that you have accepted to live the Vision and Values of the Institute at all times. You must, therefore, render selfless service to the Armed Forces and to nation, live above board and continue to contribute to the strategic transformation of the Nigerian economy”.
Earlier in his welcome address the NDC Commandant, Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir, said he is happy to collaborate with NIM (Chartered), pointing out that the Institute is highly regarded in Nigeria hence he did not hesitate to renew the MoU which NDC and the Institute had established.
He said the membership cut across the Nigerian Armed Forces, adding that the partnership which started in 2014 will be beneficial to members.