15 years after, NIMN inaugurates non-factional President



The factionalization of the National Institute of marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) was finally and officially brought to an end in Lagos last week when the new council of the institute was inaugurated with the investiture of Mr. Ganiyu Koledoye, fnimn as the new President and chairman of the governing council.

Koledoye, who was elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the institute held in Kaduna last year and expected to run the affairs of the institute till 2016, was formally administered the oath of office at an elaborate marketing event with notable marketing practitioners in the country in attendance.

Also, at the ceremony, some prominent Nigerians were awarded the institute’ honourary fellowship and fellows for their contributions to the growth of marketing practice in the country.

Koledoye who was highly elated noted that one of the things the institute has failed to do is to provide a meeting point for the 26 units that make up marketing profession.

He also observed that it is not only in marketing profession that there are quacks arguing that what some professions have done to curtail their activities was to arrange training to provide these quacks with the needed professional skills.

He promised that his council would try to make all Nigerians marketing oriented in all spheres and continue to contribute to the Gross Domestic Product of the country.

According to him, Nigeria is going to be driven by consumption in the coming days and marketing would play a critical role in this. He pleaded with the members of the institute to ensure there is peace because without peace it cannot progress.

“It is a body which you voluntarily joined and what you call it is what will be associated with it. We should be proud of the institute. Since 2000, we engaged ourselves in unnecessary conflict. For those coming after us, they should be able to build on properly.”

He promised an open door policy during his administration, as everybody must be carried along though he pleaded with members to adhere to the rules and regulations guiding marketing practice.

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