A number of reactions have begun to trail the recently released federal government modalities for the nomination of delegates to the proposed national conference, which has been tentatively fixed to hold in Abuja and to last for three months.
While most of these reactions hinged on the exclusion of their professional groups and bodies, others were as a result of inadequate nominee slots to represent their association.
The exclusion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) from the list of nominees has been decried by the Institute, and they have, in a letter addressed to office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation requested a meeting with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Senator Ayim Pius Anyim to redress this.
While commending the expeditious consideration given by the federal government to the report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue and accepting the recommendations for imminent implementation as well as in coming up with such an extensive list of nominees to cover almost all key decision making areas of the federation, CIPM expressed the need for the Institute to be included among the professional bodies that would add their own quota during the national discourse, projected to move the nation forward.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria [CIPM] is the regulatory body for the practice of Human Resource Management in Nigeria. The Institute was established in 1968 and started as the Personnel Management Association of Nigeria and in 1973 it was renamed and has since taken on the current name â€“ Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.
The Institute was chartered by Decree No. 58 of 1992 and charged with the responsibility of regulating the practice of Human Resource Management in Nigeria. It was also mandated to promote excellence in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills by practitioners, thereby contributing to sustainable National Development.
Mr. Sunday Adeyemi, the Instituteâ€™s Registrar/CEO, on behalf of the Institute, said that the presence of representation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) at the national conference would without doubt add value during sessions and contribute to the successful resolution of issues to be discussed during the conference.
He reiterated that CIPM, the only Institute regulating HR practice and management in Nigeria therefore awaits an opportunity to avail itself of the opportunity to renew to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the assurances of its highest consideration.