Kolade seeks quality leadership as CIPM clocks 50

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Eric Dumo

A former Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade, has said quality leadership is what the country needs to fulfill its potential.

According to the octogenarian, government at all levels including the private sector must work closely to ensure the human capital of the country is fully harnessed to the benefit of all.

Kolade, who said this during the unveiling of a new logo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Lagos on Wednesday, said that the time had come for Nigerian leaders to build their leadership capacity especially as the country approaches another general elections.

He said, “I am proud and grateful to God to have allowed the institute to grow to what it is today. If we are able to do what the CIPM has done as a country by letting our leaders understand that leadership is a serious business, this country won’t be where it is today. Even if you get into a leadership position through an election, you need to be properly trained in the key elements of leadership.

“So, I urge those in public offices and other leadership positions to take advantage of what the CIPM has to offer to build their capacity and move this country in the right direction.”

Revealing that there would be a series of events in different states of the country throughout this year to celebrate the organisation’s golden jubilee, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of CIPM, Ajibola Ponnle, said the institute would continue to work with relevant stakeholders to improve the practice of human management in Nigeria.

She said, “CIPM’s torch would be lit in all states of the federation to reaffirm our commitment to human resources management. We would not relent in our efforts to support public service and will continue to work closely with international organisations to further develop our society through quality human capital management.”

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