A former President of International Facility Management Association, (IFMA) Nigeria Chapter, Pastor Stephen Jagun, has been decorated as fellow of IFMA.
A statement by the international body, said Jagun is the first African to be so honoured with IFMA fellowship. IFMA Fellow is the highest honour the association bestows upon members.
The Fellowship recognises outstanding contribution and service rendered to the association and creates an elite core of respected leaders who can be called upon to act as advisors to and ambassadors for the association.
Jagun, the immediate past Chairman, Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Lagos chapter, was decorated with the fellowship, during the Award of Excellence segment at the IFMA World Work Place Conference, recently.
Jagun said, “There are only about 90-95 of us out of 24,000 members. That’s a really select group.”
IFMA’s Fellowship programme was established in 1992 to recognise members’ lifetime contributions to the association and the facility management community.
Fellowships are awarded annually by a jury consisting of the current IFMA chair, the president/Chief Executive Officer and three fellows. Past chair of the association has executive oversight for fellows programme and acts as the spokesperson on matters pertaining to fellows.
“When considering a candidate for fellowship, the nominating committee assesses professional experience and accomplishments; association involvement; and how that person has enriched the profession.
No more than 0.5 percent of the membership may hold the title of fellow, and with the induction of the 2015 class, 103 members in total have been awarded this distinction.
“Fellows form a core of IFMA advisers and ambassadors, who are frequently called upon for their unmatched knowledge of facility management profession.”