Managing Director of Pharmanews Limited, Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, and Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharm. N.A.E. Mohammed, were among 48 eminent Nigerians who recently became Fellows of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
The memorable NIM Fellowship investiture ceremony tagged: “Awards, Fellows & Spouses’ Day Luncheon”, was held 28 August, at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
In his welcome address at the occasion, Pharm. (Dr) Nelson U. O. Uwaga, president and chairman of NIM, congratulated the new Fellows, joining the 709 existing ones, for being found worthy of the highest professional membership grade of the Institute.
Uwaga stated that the tradition which started in February 1963, when the first three Fellows of the Institute were inducted, is a great honour and privilege, adding that the Institute guards its Fellowship jealously and is always meticulous in applying criteria for the upgrade.
This, he hinted, accounts for the meagre number of Fellows of the Institute, out of a total individual membership strength of over 200,000.
The NIM boss urged the new Fellows not to be contented with just adding the designation, FNIM, to their names but to see it as a call to higher service to the Institute, the management profession, and the nation as a whole.
While presenting the NIM Fellowship plaque and certificate to Pharm. Atueyi at the occasion, Dr Uwaga commended the Pharmanews publisher for his contributions to pharmaceutical journalism in Nigeria.
Also speaking at the event, Mr Akinbayo A. Adenubi, FNIM, chairman of P + F Ventures Limited, noted that the NIM Fellows’ Information Booklet places a big burden on Fellows, as they are expected to play critical roles in the Institute’s strategic goals of being a prime driver of management values, management standards and management professionalism.
Speaking on the topic “Random Thoughts on NIM and its Fellows”, which he modified to “NIM (Chartered) Fellows: Debtors and Creditors to the Institute,” Adenubi said Fellows should also contribute their talents, time and treasures towards generating desirable ideals that will impact on the Nigerian society, adding that Fellows as senior members of professional management should challenge themselves and participate actively in the affairs of the Institute at all strata of its informal structure.
The highlight of the occasion was the conferment of awards to some NIM members and the presentation of plaques and certificates to new Fellows