Odumbo Taiwo Gives Stewardship Of Account, Hand –Over Chartered Institute Of Personnel Mgt Leadership

Wale Jagun

Lagos State Branch Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Anigbata, MCIPM (middle), Mr Taiwo Odumbo, ACIPM, outgone Chairman, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Ojo-Badagry Chapter (right), Mrs Ofuyatan Hephzibah Igbekele, ACIPM, the new Chairman (left)

Mr Odumbo Taiwo Abiodun, ACIPM, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), Ojo – Badagry Chapter, Lagos State branch (2022-2023), has handed over the leadership baton to a new Chairman after the expiration of his tenure.

Odumbo, who is the Principal, Lagos State University International School, Ojo, passed the baton at the 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) CIPM, Ojo – Badagry Chapter held at the Training Room, 5th Floor, Raji Fashola New Senate Building, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo on Tuesday. The event was attended by the Lagos State Chairman, CIPM, Mr Emmanuel Anigbata, MCIPM, Coordinator of Lagos Branch activities at the national headquarters Mr Seyi Omolere, ACIPM and former chapter chairmen

Mrs Ofuyatan Hephzibah Igbekele, ACIPM, will steer the ship of the CIPM for the next one year as Chairman of the professional body, along with her new executives.

At the AGM, Chairman, Secretariat, Financial reports were presented, discussed and adopted.

The outgone Chairman, Mr Odumbo, in his speech described his terms as a learning process and an opportunity to serve which he said that he duly appreciated.

Odumbo who said that he served great leaders of the institute in different capacities within four years, expressed his appreciation to those who worked with him to make his tenure as Chairman worthwhile.

Sweating of the new executive council

“It has been two good terms of learning, growing and service. These are significant phases in people’s lives, and it is reasonable to appreciate all leaders and past chairmen of our flagship chapter, especially those who made themselves available and useful at such times. For this reason, I appreciate all of you in this category, too numerous to list here, for your insightful contributions, suggestions and support”, he said.

“My sojourn in the politics of the institute was never a planned one. Within the space of four consecutive years, I have served the great CIPM under three leaders, all of whom I owe and hold in high esteem for mentorship, self- development and practical understanding of the ethics and core values of the institute. They are Mr Adeyemi Ajayi, FCIPM, under whom I served as the Lagos State Branch Financial Secretary, Mrs Ogochukwu Egbuonu, MCIPM, with whom I served as the Lagos State Branch General Secretary, and later chapter Chairman. Finally, I served under Mr Emmanuel Anigbata, MCIPM, for my second term as the chapter Chairman. I am indeed grateful to all of you.

“The saying is still valid. No single tree can make a forest. I seize this opportunity to express my profound appreciation to all my executive members, the individuals and committees, who worked closely with me to make the tenure a success. All the modest achievements we could point to as the tenure’s indices of success could therefore, be attributed to the unwavering support, loyalty and commitment of these noble members of our great institute.

“Thus, the tenure has ended on a note of gratitude to God, and appreciation in recognition of these dedicated team players. All their agreements, disagreements and constructive criticisms and reflections have served to varied degrees, in deepening the ideals of the institute and further establishing the tenets and principles on which Chartered Institute of Personnel Management is built. Kudos to you all!”, he said.

State Chairman, outgone executives, new excos and other chieftains of the institute in group photograph

He listed some of his administration policies and achievements to include policy of all – inclusiveness, sustaining the chapter’s study centre with better performance and effective revenue drive to the chapter, effective usage of committees for maximum output and membership drive which resulted into admission of quality individuals.

Others are visitations to secondary, higher institutions and professional institutions to propagate the ideals and principles of the CIPM i.e. Lagos State House of Assembly and CIPM House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Within the year under review, Mr Odumbo also stated that some of the CIPM members were appointed and promoted into positions of authorities. These include Mr David Ogungbe, MCIPM, who was appointed as the first substantive registrar, Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ikorodu, Lagos State; Mrs Moriliat Okunnu Ola-Gbadamoshi, ACIPM was promoted to the cadre of the Deputy Registrar, LASU and Mrs Afolabi Oluwafunmilola who was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief Identity Officer with a grade level 13 at the National Identity Management Commission

In the area of personal development and advancement, the outgone Chairman said that a member bagged PhD, while two others received Master’s Degrees

In the same vein, Miss Mordi Seray, ACIPM, of the Department of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management, Lagos State University, obtained First Class Honours Degree, and graduated best in that department. According to Odumbo, the said that such deserved commendation is necessary in order to so as to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for other members who are behind her

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