February 27, 2014 – As part of activities to commemorate its maiden Induction / Investiture ceremony slated for March 15, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos, the Institute of Information Management (IIM) has announced plan to honour different stakeholders in Nigeria and other parts of the world including state governors, past and present public office holders, captains of industries including leaders across the various sectors of the economy.
The Institute of Information Management (IIM) is a professional membership driven Institute, developed to serve the growing community of data, information, records, document and Archives Management professionals who are tasked with managing the dynamic information life cycle within the enterprise.
Dignitaries expected at the event and to be honoured include former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Oba (Dr) Olusanya Adegboyega Dosunmu, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Minister for Information, Mr. Labaran Maku and Bar. Chris Onyemenam – DG National Identity Management Commission.
Others are Barr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, Lagos State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosu FCA, Ogun Sate Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, State of Osun Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, Edo State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom Governor, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and Kano State Governor, as well as other state governors.
Also on the list of the dignitaries are Chief (Mrs.) Beatrice Obiageli Ubeku JP, MFR, President – West African Women Association, Engr. (Mrs.) Florence Seriki, MFR, Austin Okere, Dr D.K. Olukoya – General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries as well as many other MDs and CEOs of major Institutions, Information Management and Technology firms among others.
Speaking on the epoch-making event, Dr. Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole – President /Chairman-Governing Council of the Institute said “This is an all important event and the very first one for that matter in the whole of Africa in the Information Management space, as we expect to have a very elaborate event following the collection of professionals across various sectors of the economy we shall be inducting and also honoring those who have excelled in different sphere of the economy with influence on Information management.”
Oyewole reiterated that the need to develop the Information Management profession now cannot be over-emphasized, as successful organizations in the future will depend on how well they enable information to be appropriately managed by professionals, and how well they learn from the information they hold, and how they use it to create new value.
According to the IIM boss, major activity at the event will include conferment of the Institute of Information Management Fellowship on members who have made substantial contribution to the development of the Information Management and Technology profession, its practices or the Institute of Information Management itself and Honorary Fellows on other professionals with backgrounds outside of Information Management but are identified as having made significant contributions that impact on the profession or the Institute of Information Management.
Other categories to be inducted include Associate, Professional, Senior Professional and Corporate members.
The Institute of Information Management is approved by the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), Nigeria with the consent of the Attorney General of the Federation serving the emerging field of Records, Information, Archives, Data, Security, and Document Management Professionals, with partnership and affiliation with different international organizations like the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS), UK, Professional Evaluation and Certiﬁcation Board (PECB), Canada etc.
The Institute of Information Management is strategically positioned to help professionals in both public and private organizations in Nigeria and Africa develop the required frameworks, tools and culture needed to build capability. By improving professionalism in this essential field, as required in the following functions such as finance, administration, engineering, construction, project management, procurement, IT and communications.
Sound policy, clear standards, competence, certification, research and effective processes are all aspects of first-class information management programs that the Institute of Information Management unique faculties has got to deliver through our various learning and professional development programs, aimed at empowering information management professionals globally.