From Fem Oyelola, Kaduna
The wife of the Vice-President, Hajiya Amina Namadi Sambo, has called on all professionals to join Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) to avail themselves with the benefit of resources, support services and career enhancement provided by the institute.
She stated this in a key note address she delivered at the 2014 NIM’s Management Day Public Lecture, which held in Kaduna recently.
Mrs. Sambo, who was represented by the wife of Kaduna state governor,
Hajiya Fatima Ramalan Yero, said for years she has personally monitored the activities of the institute and became interested in its efforts to develop the professional careers of members and offered a great opportunity for networking among them.
“It is for this reason that I applied to be a member of this institute and this have built my own capacity as an entrepreneur and employer of labour and also facilitated the running of my NGO, ‘I Care Women and
Youth Initiative’, which has the objectives of improving the living conditions of women, youth and other vulnerable persons in the society,” she said.
Speaking on the theme this year’s lecture: “Defining Nigeria’s Nationhood at 100 Years: The View Point of Management”, said it was timely, as the nation has just marked its 100 years of amalgamation.
She therefore called on the institute to make its professional input on the centenary celebration.
In her own remarks, the wife of Kaduna state governor, Hajiya Fatima
Ramalan Yero, tasked women to get more educated and train themselves in various careers adding that it is high time that Nigeria needs more professional women.
“We are in the 21st century; our women should ensure that our women should get the best opportunity in training as their male counterpart.
We are not competing with the men; we are their wives and their mothers, but that does not mean that we cannot seek knowledge to improve our understanding.
“Women should seek knowledge in order to be the best home managers and that is why I commend NIM for their concern towards women and advice my fellow women to make the best use of the opportunity provided by the institute,” she said.