Lack of Strategy, Poor Leadership, Bane of Nigeria’s Devt, Says Alile

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Sunday Okobi

Former Director General of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and acting President General, Chattered Institute of Strategic Managers and Leaders (CIMSL), Apostle  Hayford Alile, has said  that aside corruption, lack of strategy and poor  leadership and governance remain Nigeria’s greatest challenges.

 He stated this recently while speaking at the inauguration of principal officers of the CIMSL in Lagos.
According to Alile, “As a result of this, any institution, public or private which focuses on the research, learning and practice of strategic management and leadership is an indispensable catalyst in driving destiny fulfilment for individuals, organisations and nations, anywhere in the world.”

He said CISML was conceived by management experts in a bid to drive acceptable global standards through the adaptation of global best practices to meet local needs, thereby deepening standards in management practices and enhancing corporate performance especially among entrepreneurs.

At the inauguration of the principal officers, which was for the African unit of CISML in Lagos, the Registrar General of the Institute, Professor Joseph Mba, disclosed that CISML is proposed, among other things, to develop theories in current global management and standards, best practices and guidelines towards solving emerging continents, countries and organisational problems and exploit emerging opportunities.

 Speaking further, Mba said CISML would be pursuing proactive responses by “being among the world institutes which know through futurology, how lives, organisations and nations will operate and be managed in the future, as well as innovate theories, practices, standards and models that will favourably position people, organisations, nations and continents for global competitiveness today and strategic readiness for change tomorrow.”

He disclosed that following the inauguration of CISML Africa, the Global Council of the Institute will now be concerned with establishing international professional affiliates and collaborations in other countries in Africa including Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, The Gambia among others.

The Registrar General of the Institute therefore charged CISML Nigeria to focus on growing membership and maximising CISML impact in both the public and private sectors in the country.

Some of the CISML Africa officers inaugurated were Alile as acting President General; Dr. Ghalib Fahad(Deputy President General); Dr. Austin Izagbo( President/Chairman CISML Africa); Mr. Reuben Djopong,( Deputy Vice President, CISML Africa); Col. Agbu Kefas, (President/Chairman CISML Nigeria); Pastor Wale Oyeniyi, (Vice President CISML Nigeria) and Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa as Chairman, Charter Assessment Committee.