Borno: IBDFM Inducts New Members, Encourages Efficiency And entrepreneurship
The Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management (IBDFM) has held the 6th Edition of her Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD), Investiture of Fellowship and Induction of New Members at the Conference Hall of the Unimaid Commercial Guest House, University of Maiduguri, on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
The Programme with the theme: “Entrepreneurship: A Sine qua non for Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria” started at about 10:00 am with the arrival of the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Professor Ayuba A. Aminu who is also a Professor of Business Management in the same University.
In his keynote/welcome address, Professor Aminu described the theme chosen for the programme as quite apt and timely, considering the latest report by the World Poverty Clock, which indicated that Nigeria has overtaken India as the Country with the most extreme poor people in the World.
Aminu said that the 86.9 million Nigerians now living in poverty (according to the report) represented nearly 50% of its estimated 180 million population.
This was coming at a time when Nigeria was struggling to meet the deadline of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to end extreme poverty by the year 2030 he added.
Aminu pointed out that although the struggle to lift more Nigerians out of extreme poverty was an indictment on successive Nigerian governments, which have mismanaged the Country’s vast oil riches through incompetence and corruption, government alone could not alleviate poverty in Nigeria without the cooperation and support of the private sector, which is the major driver of economic growth.
“This is where Entrepreneurship becomes not just important but necessary for the alleviation of poverty in the country,” he said.
Professor Aminu congratulated those joining the Institute as Members (Inductees): Fellows, Senior Members, Full Members, Associate Members and Graduate Members, describing them as being very fortunate joining the Institute at a time when Admission was still by qualification and experience, i.e. direct professional membership adding that there was a new notice in the Institute’s website
(www.ibdfm.com.ng), that as from January, 2019, Admission into this Institute would only be attained through sitting for and passing the qualifying professional examinations.
The President and Chairman of Council highlighted some of the benefits of joining the Institute as:
The opportunity to attend a wide selection of local and international seminars, conferences and lectures every year (i.e. MCPD) providing boundless opportunities for networking and keeping your knowledge and skills up to date.
The opportunity to meet with professionals, bureaucrats and technocrats from all walks of life to collaborate, find job opportunities, negotiate deals and network by continuously conducting Networking Events for our members in Nigeria and overseas.
To assist and support students and young graduates in making an efficient start in the labour market by obtaining excellent insights and enriching their curriculum vitae (CVs) with a unique professional membership which will prove attractive to future employers.
To give members promotional advantages in their various places of professional and working engagements.
The right to use a post-nominal designation (an acronym placed after a name) on your business card, CV, email signature and other personal collateral. The designations are: FBDFM, SBDFM, MBDFM, ABDFM and GBDFM for Fellow, Senior, Full, Associate and Graduate Members respectively.
The event had over 100 persons in attendance which included MCPD Participants and New Inductees.
Seven (7) eminent and distinguished personalities were selected for the conferment of the Prestigious Fellowship of the Institute.
They include Professor Yusuf Mohammad Yusuf, a Professor of Law and Dean Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri, Dr. Mohammed Abdullahi Talle, an Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Maiduguri and renowned Consultant Cardiologist, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Mrs. Hauwa Yerima Adamu, a Seasoned Banker and Chartered Accountant and also the Head of Operations, Ecobank Nigeria Ltd, Maiduguri, royal born Dahiru Hammawa, the Tafida Malabu who is also a Financial Management Specialist at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Abdullahi Usman, a Chartered Accountant and Director (Accounts and Management Information) at the Bursary Department, University of Maiduguri, Emmanuel Yakubu Usman, a Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Health Educationist, Civil Technician, Activist and Humanitarian/Aid Worker, and the last but not the least Waindu Chamaryu Wabba, a very dynamic leader and successful Entrepreneur.
Also, fourteen Senior Members, twelve Full Members and one Graduate Member were inducted at the event.