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Chuks Udo Okonta
Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON) will from next year institute awards for best post graduating students in Risk Management at the University of Lagos, its President Jacob Adeosun, has said.
He disclosed this at the closing dinner that climaxed the 2016 conference of the society in Lagos, stressing that similar awards, would be extended to the best undergraduate students in other higher institutions that would be selected across the country and that best students in risk management in the ACIIN examinations will also have the privilege of receiving the award.
Adeosun, also unveiled his agenda which are: Image projection; members continuous professional development; strategic relationship building and effective lobby.
“My assumption of office as RIMSON president at this critical time has foisted on me a great burden to deliver by making the Society a household name in the comity of other professionals in Nigeria. Towards this end, I have clearly identified four policy thrusts, namely: Image Projection; Members Continuous Professional Development; Strategic Relationship Building and Effective Lobby.
“The articulation of these thrusts which I hope to unselfishly commit myself to is aimed at bringing more positive change to the fortunes of RIMSON through the collective support of every member. Those days should be past when RIMSON occupied the backwaters of the professions.
“We must resolve to strategically engage all relevant stakeholders in government, the private sector and the professions to create greater relevance for the Society. I wish to state that the horizon for Risk Management in the country is great and getting braider by the day, considering the challenging environment in which we live today,” he said.
He urged risk managers to square up to building sufficient capacity to provide the needed professional services to increase man power in the risk management profession through examinations and appropriate certification.