The Chartered Institute of Human Capital Development of Nigeria (CIHCD) conducted her first induction of members and conferment of fellowship on distinguished members who come from every rank and file of the society. Among those conferred with fellowship is the Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Vincent Tenebe and Acting Director – General of Citizenship and Leadership training Centre, Abuja, Mr. Michael O. Fawole.
The event was chaired by Hon. Jonathan Aminu, member House of Representatives, representing Mangu Fed. Constituency in Plateau State. He presented a key note address titled, “Nigeria Beyond Oil” and stated in his address that Nigeria needs to look beyond oil and concentrate on developing her human capital for sustainable growth. He also reiterated that the bill to pass the institute into law has passed the second reading in the National Assembly – House of Representatives.
Prof. Vincent Tenebe in his paper presentation titled “Redefining The Human Capital Development Framework for Nigeria”, pointed out that the Chartered Institute of Human Capital Development of Nigeria is the “Messiah” Nigeria has been looking waiting for. He explained this by saying “Nigeria is blessed with a large population but has refused to utilize this great resources to her own advantage”. He also pointed out the need to harness this great resource of human capital by training individuals to be self-empowered and not to seek employment in government establishments. He further stated that Nigeria should look beyond tribe, religion and other sentiments in utilizing human capital to improve our economy. He also encouraged people to advantage of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) which is a distance learning centre to acquire knowledge and develop skills. He mentioned ICT education as the key to open doors of knowledge for every individual.
Mr. Cyril Ogboli, The Chairman Board of Trustees of the Institute capped it up by saying, the need to develop Human Capital in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. He said that Chartered Institute has come to give a solution to pertinent problems that have bedeviled our county for too long.
Other key resource persons at the ceremony include: Prof. Josiah Amupitan, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Jos; Prof. Sam Leonard – fwa, Vice Chancellor, Bingham University, Karu; Mr. Emmanuel Okezie, CEO ZHL Custoper Services Institute Jos and a host of others.
The occasion took place at the conference Hall of the office of the Secretary to the Government of Nigeria, Abuja on 7th February, 2014.
Mrs. Lyop Gloria Mang was among those who were honoured with fellowship of the institute. She dedicated the award to the Almighty, and to her late husband who supported her through thick and thin. She said she had been into training from when she was teaching in primary school and secondary school, up to her days in university. She said government should pay more attention to human development.
On the other hand, Mr. Michael Oladele Fawole, the Ag, D.G. Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Abuja, observed that the institution has an enormous task in preaching the good news about the institute to well-meaning Nigerians so that more people will soon be empowered through the programmes of the institute.