The Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management (CIPDM) has commended the Federal Government,for Diplomatically tackling various challenges confronting the nation.
The commendation was made at
the Induction Ceremony for New members, Graduate, Fellow and Associates of the CIPDM,
theme;’Diplomacy & Its Strategic options’.
The event saw captains of industries, Academia, Traditional Rulers and members of private organization gathered at the serene environment of Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Centre, Yaba, Lagos.
Olusoji George Ph.D and Dr. Oyewole Sarumi FCIPDM dealt seriously with the theme is of the induction ceremony,harping further on the importance of diplomacy in the society and the Nation.
The registrar noted that over 250 new inductees and 100 for recertification are present at the event.
Speaking to Newsmen the chairman of the occasion, Prof. Solomon Akinboye, Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, University Of Lagos, said, “those that have been inducted were carefully selected having proven integrity, good moral conduct and in the view to further propagate the quality of the institute.”
Speaking further, the Dean, school of postgraduate studies, Unilag, gave kudos to the government of president Muhammadu Buhari for adopting diplomacy in tackling various challenges facing the country, he said, this had made the government achieve a lot in the area of insurgency and other security threats in the nation.
In his welcome address the Registrar, Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management, Mr. Victor Oshioluemoh, draw the attention of the participants to the important of adopting diplomacy in tackling various challenges ravaging the nation, he said, Nigerian need to be carried along in all sphere of government, in other for any government to achieve it goals and objectives.
“The institute have been able to reach out to Nigerians in taking active part in the Nigeria projects which is the core competence of the institute, arising from a 3-day workshop in 2016, we issued out a communiqué, that if the nation must progress, if the nation must be where it ought to be this government must be ready to carry everybody along, by being the president of Nigeria and not a sectional government or president, because diplomacy is about equity, it about averting conflict.
Diplomacy is a unique phenomenon that our leaders are yet to imbibe, but with about over 11,000 members of this institute I believe we will change the rhythm for better and a larger number of Nigerians will adopt the tact of diplomacy in ensuring peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians.” He said.
Mrs. Tiamiyu Aisha Bolanle was inducted as a senior member said what qualifies her was the number of years she had spent in service and her qualification.
“It my 25years in corporate governance and often time the institute officials do visit our offices to check on how we relate to members of the public and good moral conduct, aside from the oral interview that I was called for, I didn’t write any other examination before I was called to be inducted as a senior member, I feel elated and cool for this honour.” She said.
A fellow of the institute, Barrister Baba Burma, Executive Special Assistance to the Vice President, Dangote Group of Companies, said, the institute training and certification will help in contributing to the holistic sensitization of the people of Borno State his home town and Nigeria as a whole.
“Having gone through this training, and certification as a fellow of the chartered institute of Public diplomacy and management, I have also add to my knowledge that diplomacy is the best way to solve many challenges facing the country, most especially in maintaining the significant gains made the current government in power in the area of clearing North Eastern part of Nigeria from insurgency I think all hands must be on desk to ensure the government achieve more in sustaining it result and improving on it.”
He further said as son of a Borno state, he will fall back home more to ensure his people gain from is wealth of experience and knowledge to further enhance the development of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Other notable Nigerians who were inducted as fellows are; Royal Majesty Owong (Dr.) Effiong Bassey Archianga; Tukur Mustafa Adedeji Ph.D; Sa’ad Ibrahim Ibrahim Adegboola; Hassan M. Liman Ph.D, SAN, MON; Abubakar Bunu Umar Asst. Dir. FIRS. Among others.